Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #003500
New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition in first state binding. Quarto; unpaginated. Kelly green boards with open-mouthed fish illustration and dark green lettering. Seven-line copyright notice. "Random House" on spine measures 1.25".
Missing dust jacket. Boards edgeworn with bumping to corners, tugging / fraying at spine ends, and some general smudging and toning to cloth. Hinges cracking with some mesh exposed, but binding is secure. Child to child gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper and copyright page. Interior a bit toned but unmarked. Page binding is sound. General musty smell, but no evidence of mold or water.
[Younger & Hirsch 53].