Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #5799
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First Edition, First Printing with no subsequent printings listed on copyright and five-line colophon at back. Small quarto. Book in salmon cloth-covered boards with red lettering and illustration. Missing dust jacket. Boards bumped at corners, with a small dent to back at fore-edge, some tugging/fraying at spine ends, and some faint ringstains to front. Spine darkened and a bit rolled. Previous owner's name at top of front free endpaper, with a few pages internally showing a few straight, flattened creases, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound. First trade edition of the beloved tale, preceded by a 525 copy signed limited run.