New York. The Viking Press. 1949 (March). First Printing of the First Edition with all appropriate points of issue including broken type to page 11 and tinted top edge. Later issue dustwrapper with $2.50 price, award emblem to front panel and lacking authors photograph. 8vo. Bound in pictorial decorated and titled orange cloth. Pictorial endsheets.
Very slight sunning to very top 2mm of spine. A Fine, crisp copy. A Very Good, bright dustwrapper presenting a short closed tear to spine, several tiny chips to top and bottom edges. Short crease to top of rear panel. Old tape reinforcement on back of jacket.