KING'S RANSOM. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. An 87th Precinct novel. Filmed in Japan 1963 by Akira Kurosawa as High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku). Name in ink on front paste down (hidden by flap), text paper age-darkened, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing at edges and mild wear to spine ends. (#140515).