New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition, First Printing, First State Boards. Octavo, 208 pages; G+/G+; spine blue with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00'; moderate wear to dust jacket, including to chipping to head and tail of spine, red lie on head of spine, rubbing; one piece of tape to each pastedown, with bleeding onto facing endpapers; fore edges of boards have some discoloration; partial culaccino to front board; inscription on ffep; All three points present: First Published by The Viking Press in January 1945 is stated on the copyright page with no references to further printings. The first state of the first printing has light-buff (tan) cloth boards and top page edge stained blue; shelved case 2.
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