Bloch Publishing Company, Inc., 1945. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / Poor. Item #055243
Signed, dated, and inscribed by Goldie Stone to two named individuals on the front free endpaper. This is a former library copy with a card envelope and ink-stamp on the rear free endpaper, but it is otherwise free from ownership marks; pages are clean except for some toning on the page block edges and some darkening from dust on the top page block edge; binding is square and tight; the spine is slightly faded and there is some rubbing at the spine ends and on the gilt lettering, but the titles remain legible. The original dustjacket is included, though it is very heavily worn, with large pieces missing from the spine and from the front and rear flap edges; there is also a stain from removed adhesive near the spine heel and a fold across the rear surface. Though the jacket has not been well preserved, this first issue remains intact, and it is now protected in a clear sleeve.