Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. First Edition. One-Quarter Cloth. Good / Good. Item #070611
Signed by the author, without date or inscription, on the first (blank) page following the front free endpaper. Pages clean except for modest toning in margins and at endpapers, lines of discoloration to the endpapers along the fore- and heel edges, and clear water staining along the foreedges at pp.273-288 without rippling or adhesion; binding is a bit shaken at hinges, but sound; hard cover is faded and water-stained along the front and rear fore- and heel edges, with softening and rubbing at spine ends and free corners, otherwise sturdy, with gold titles at the spine. Dust jacket bears open tearing at both spine ends affecting the author's name and removing the publisher's entirely, as well as smaller open tears or chips at the free corners, some small, brown droplet marks at the upper front and upper spine, toning along the spine and around the flap edges and rear panel, some creasing near the edges, blue and red staining at the left rear, surface wear along foreedges and spine sides, and a short scratch at the middle front, yet remains striking, is unclipped, and is now protected by a clear sleeve. 288pp. A facsimile dustjacket is included.