Virgin by James Patterson. McGraw Hill, 1980. Quarto. Quarter bound in navy cloth, textured white paper boards. First edition noted by McGraw Hill’s rather odd number line sequence beginning with ‘1.’ Jacket paper is rather tin and prone to chipping, tearing and damage. Colors have held up fairly well, though. Patterson’s 4th novel shows that he was still searching for an audience, as McGraw Hill followed Crown and Little, Brown as his publishers. It wasn’t until Along Came A Spider introduced Alex Cross that he began to acquire a loyal readership. Virgin is also known as Cradle and All.