New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 293pp. Octavo [21 cm] Light brown cloth spine and boards, with blue ink stamped titles on the spine and an embossed vignette on the front cover. Very good. The spine ends and edges of the covers are mildly bumped, rubbed and soiled. There is a bookseller's small bookplate on the rear pastedown. The dust jacket is in good only condition. Rubbed, creased, and very subtly stained. Spine is sunned, but lettering is still clear. The edges and folds have numerous closed tears and losses. The longest closed tear is 2 inches long. The largest loss is from the paper at the foot of the spine, and measures 1 and 1/2 inches wide by 1/2 of an inch deep. Item #12321
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet.