Very Good / Good. Item #5979
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; 375pp. Three-color contour map dust jacket, with First Printing signaled by "Advance critical acclaim" header and four blurbs (Kain, Warren, Aiken, Spender) on back. Light gray cloth with crimson lettering on front panel and spine.
Unclipped dust jacket chipped at spine foot and crown (about 1/2" at crown) and at corners and folds. Front flap separating along fold but still just holding at top. Color scraped on lower right corner of front; jacket now stabilized in backed mylar. Binding browned by sun where jacket chips were missing, otherwise clean. Textblock opens easily; several gatherings show a few serrated paper fore-edges where the trimming knife was a couple millimeters wide of the mark. Textblock unmarked; tightness of second half suggests the initial owner never finished reading it. Unpaginated valedictory postscript present, as published: ¿Le gusta este jardin que es suyo? ¡Evite que sus hijos lo destruyan!