In the Heat of the Night. New York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row, .
8vo (205 x 37 mm). Original half black cloth over gray borads, spine silver, dust jacket. Head and tail of spine just nudged; very light toning to lower panel, otherwise a fine copy.
FIRST EDITION, so stated, of Ball's first novel to feature the African-American detective Virgil Tibbs, portrayed onscreen in the 1967 film by Sidney Poitier.