First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Item #4999
New York: Viking, 1948. First US Edition (October 1948). Octavo; 367pp. Pictorial dust jacket with original $3.00 price. Red cloth binding with gold lettering stamped on cover and spine. Dust jacket sunned along spine and edges, wrapping around about 1 inch to front and back from spine. Head of spine is chipped with several smaller, closed tears and rubbing to other edges. Some water marks on half of spine and on the inside of rear dust jacket flap. Previous owner has written the number "10" below the original price on front jacket flap and a note in pencil on rear jacket flap. Dust jacket is now in a protective mylar cover. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked with no water spots and no tears.