RITUAL IN THE DARK
Edition: First printing
London: Gollancz, 1959. ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF. Octavo, 416 pp, sewn, bound in a proof state of the dust jacket (flap price "0/0 net"). "Uncorrected" rubber stamped to the half-title leaf. Book is leaned; tiny chips to spine tips; short tears to spine folds at tips neatly repaired; page edges yellowed, some creases to the front and rear panels; VG otherwise, colours bnght attractive. The author's first and probably best novel, his fourth book overall, a well-written tale about a murderer of women, informed by the Jack the Ripper murders of the 19th century, a subject about which Wilson became an authority. Brown A4a. Note: the published hardcover book was dated 1960 on both sides of the title leaf.