New York, NY: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition / Very good- condition (DJ). Item #019632
x, 368 pages of text including a bibliography and an index. Hardcover binding with minor shelfwear and a small bump to a bottom corner and a small stain to the top of the front cover. The unclipped dustjacket has a few small chips, several tears and creases, with moderate sunning to the spine; protected in archival mylar. There is a small stain on the reverse of the dustjacket that is not visible from the outside. A lengthy authorial inscription on the blank side of the front endpaper reads "To Gale and Gwen and Harry with all good wishes. Cordially, Stanley Vestal Advance copy Jan. 1945." Page 261 with a hand correction in pencil which appears to be in Vestal's hand. Illustrated by Getlar Smith. Maps by George Annand. First edition.