New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. First Printing. Hard Cover. Good / Good. Item #065336
First Scribner; "A" present. Crisp, clean pages show only a hint of toning around the edges; no owners' marks; spine is canted, but binding remains square and secure; quarter cloth cover shows softening, shelf rubbing, and light fraying at spine ends and some rubbing at the corners of the green, marbled paper boards, otherwise lovely, with gilt titles and decoration at front and spine. Jacket bears open chipping at corners and spine ends, modest sunning at the spine, a line of light surface rubbing down the middle front and another at the middle rear, lines of surface wear at foreedges and spine sides with one small, open chip at the middle right rear edge, and some chipping around the head and heel edges, otherwise attractive, unclipped, now protected in a clear sleeve. 182pp.; this famous and influential author's first novel in English.