Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1956. Schomburg, Alex (jacket and endpapers). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Item #068184
Pages clean except for a prior seller's sticker at the front endpaper and some light age-toning and foxing around the outside edges; binding square and secure, full green cloth cover turned inward slightly at the bottom left rear corner, lightly tapped along the top and bottom rear edges, softened at spine ends and gently spotted in the gutters with a pale spot at the upper spine also, and somewhat rubbed at corners and spine ends, otherwise sound and well-kept. Dustjacket bears an open tear at the spine head resulting in the loss of the word "The" from the title; there are smaller tears, mostly closed, at the spine heel, and small chips, scuffs, and tiny tears along the heel edges and at the spine ends and corners; the spine panel shows a touch of fading, the foreedges a bit of rubbing and a few short radiant creases, and light fingerprints and a small red spot on the rear, otherwise bright and attractive, now protected in a clear sleeve. 209pp.