London: Chatto & Windus, 1961.
Octavo, 243 pages. First UK edition. The third book by the great New Yorker writer, a classic study of New York's waterfront and fish markets, with an emphasis on the bounty of the bottom of the harbor, oysters. Contains the story "Up in the Old Hotel" which later became the title of Mitchell's collected short works. A source for Mark Kurlansky's The Big Oyster. A personal favorite. near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket, but for a single small stain to the rear panel.