First edition, first printing of the author's debut novel. Publisher's original orange cloth with white titles to the spine, in the Paul Galdone illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth bright and fresh. The contents, with a neat ink name and date to the front endpaper, and the unavoidable toning of the pulp paper stock, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the very near fine dustwrapper that has a few tiny nicks at the fold corners without loss or large tears. Not price-clipped ($2.75 to the upper front flap). A superb example.
Stock code: 23231