First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #7273
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1946. Octavo (8.5 x 6 inches); ix, 500 pp. Original bright pictorial dust jacket with $3.50 price. Navy cloth binding with illustration stamped in light blue and gold on cover, text stamped in gold on spine. Pictorial endpapers depict Massawa Harbor and the location of shipwrecks Commander Ellsberg salvaged during WWII. Deckled edges.
Dust jacket has minor rubbing with some small chips to the top of the spine. Now in protective mylar cover. Binding sound. Corners square. Pages clean and unmarked. Overall, a very nice copy.