NY: William Morrow & Company, 1974. First Edition, first printing. Signed presentation from West on the half-title page: “For Orlando Nieves, with the compliments & best wishes of Morris L. West. Nov. 74.” Morris West, an Australian by birth, has lived in Italy, Austria, England, and the east and west coasts of the United States. He has written 26 novels, as well as screenplays, radio dramas, and works for the stage. His novels have been translated into 27 languages and have sold more than 60 million copies. In this novel, head of a prestigious European bank, George Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond. But when an envious corporate raider frames Harlequin for murder, no deed is too dirty if it will save Harlequin's reputation, his bank and his life. Uncommon to find signed copies. 8vo., black cloth & boards in dust jacket; 324 pages. Item #57419
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight); very minor wear (creases on flaps) d/j.