New York and Toronto: Rinehart and Company, Inc, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 202pp. Small quarto [26 cm] Tan cloth over boards with the title stamped in pale blue ink on the spine. Very good condition. The spine is slightly rolled, the spine and covers are mildly soiled (more so on the rear cover), and there are multiple areas of light staining and discoloration on the endsheets. There is a former owner's surname in pen on the top edge of the front free endsheet. Else, the pages are very clean. With the dust jacket designed by the author, in very good condition, with intermittent small closed and open tears in the top edge, and darkening, particularly at the jacket's spine and along the edges and folds. The tears along the top edge have been discreetly backed with tape. There is a short mark on the front panel. Item #42673
With four full-page wood engravings and over thirty illustrations embedded in the text by Clare Leighton. Signed, "Clare Leighton, Wellfleet," on the half title page.