"Duel" in BEST DETECTIVE STORIES OF THE YEAR 1972: 26th Annual Collection.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Dutton, 1972. Hardcover first edition - Collects sixteen mystery stories originally published in magazines during the past year, Among the authors are Michael Crichton, Jack Ritchie, Robert Block and others, but it is perhaps most notable as the first book appearance of "Duel" by Richard Matheson, basis for the very early - and unforgettable - Steven Spielberg film of the same name. Includes a Yearbook of the Detective Story with a 1971 bibliography of collections and anthologies, awards, necrology and more. 271 pp.
Condition: Near fine in a a good dust jacket (price-clipped, wear to ends of spine, short edge tear, some rubbing to folds) .