Random House New York, 1954. FIRST EDITION stated "First Printing". classic comic novel. The binding is tight and the pages are clean and in very good condition. Beige cloth with black band on spine, gilt lettering. The covers are also in good condition but do show surface dirt. AUTHOR'S FIRST, and ONLY, BOOK . Basis for the broadway play by Ira Levin; the film version (starring Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and Jamie Farr); and the television series. 214 pages plus "Meet the Author" page at the back.