New York: Random House, 1947. First Edition, Variant "D" Binding. Hardcover. Quarto [28 cm] Teal green cloth-effect paper over boards, with a black ink stamped title and fish vignette on the front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Very good condition, with light edge wear to the spine and covers. There is a gift inscription (with a word crossed out) on the front pastedown. In a very good plus dust jacket, with several minor chips along in the very moderately rubbed and creased edges. Younger and Hirsch, #53. Item #43593
A first edition, in a very attractive dust jacket, of a work by one of the most influential writers of children's books of the twentieth century.