New York, NY: William Sloane Associates, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition / Very good- condition (DJ). Item #019613
[vi], 386 pages. Original hardcover binding with minor bumping to the corners and minor shelfwear, and four rectangular areas of minor discoloration from old adhesive being the remnants of a previously attached dustjacket. The unclipped dustjacket is moderately sunned on the spine, with small chips and rubbing to the extremities, minor soiling, tiny strips along the edges clipped off, and strips of adhesive discoloration along the edge of the inner flaps. Signed by the author on a special limitation page, this being number 173 of 500 copies. The front endpapers are slightly discolored from adhesive, as are the rear endpapers which also have an old library stamp. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition, with "First Printing" on the copyright page.