New York: Harper and Brothers, (1958).
Hardcover. First edition. Rear endpapers offset from clippings, else near fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with two small chips at the corners of the crown, and a large but faint dampstain on the rear panel. This copy Inscribed by Heinz: "To Jim Kahn – connoisseur-raconteur-colleague-friend. Sincerely, Bill Heinz. 12-30-57. Stamford, Conn." A nice copy of this well-regarded novel about the manager of a prize fighter, a classic of the genre and difficult to obtain, especially signed. Ernest Hemingway said, "'The Professional' is the only good novel I've ever read about a fighter and an excellent novel in its own right."