New York: Random House, 1952. First edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 120pp. Octavo [20.8cm]. Tan paper over boards sramped in green and gold. Blue and green paper lable mounted to the front board. Spine very slightly rolled. Pages and text block edge slightly toned and foxed. The front free endpaper has a previous owner's signature in blue ink. In a green and blue dust jacket with a few small chips and closed tears, and a minor loss to the bottom front corner measuring about 1cm. Very good / very good. Item #59789
The Story of three odd and emdearing characters who attempt to find their own brand of freedom by running away to live in a treehouse on the edge of the woods. There they are joined by two more rebels from the humdrum life of their small town. This tale of the sweet and hazardous hoursin the tree house and the effect of this defiance of society on the villagers and on the tree dwellers is told with such a gift for the magical phrase and nuances of character and emotion.