New York: Doubleday, 1954.
Hardcover. First American edition. A bit of wear at the crown, very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Bookplate of film director George Cukor on the front pastedown and Inscribed to him by Bagnold: "George - with bated breath - admiration from the Author. Enid. Aug. 1955. New York." At the time Cukor was scheduled to direct the World Premiere of Bagnold's play *The Chalk Garden*, the first time he would have directed a play in 25 years, but the producer Irene Mayer Selznick fired him shortly before the play opened on October 26, 1955.