Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First Printing. Hard Cover. 4to. Good / Good. Item #058617
Pages crisp and clean except for a bookplate on the back of the front free endpaper, scattered dust spotting on the outside edges of the pageblock, and just a little toning at the endpapers. Binding is square, mildly relaxed but secure; green cloth cover shows non-intrusive moisture staining at the bottom front, some softening at spine ends and lower free corners, and spots of fraying at the bottom right front and spine ends, yet remains overall vivid and attractive. Dust jacket remains unclipped; handling smudges and some spots and small stains cross the back panel; chips, closed tears, and some creasing show along all edges, and the jacket bears a closed tear at mid-spine, an open chip at the top left front, faint foxing at the lower front, and a few small drip spots at the left and lower front, yet remains overall clean and attractive, now protected in a clear sleeve.