New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. A sharp copy of the fifth Nero Wolfe mystery. First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titling stamped in black on spine and front cover; dark blue-gray topstain; 303pp, with the recipes on the last 12 leaves printed on blue stock. Hint of a forward lean, with faint offset from binders glue to pastedowns; very Near Fine, lacking the rare dustjacket.