A US first edition, first impression. Second issue dust jacket with the $3.00 price on the inside flap stamped out and replaced with a $4.50 price.
WRAPPER : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is clean, bright and unfaded, showing insignificant rubbing along the leading edge. The spine has darkened, but is otherwise sound. The back panel is clean and bright.
BOOK : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are bright. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean. No foxing. The text block and closed page edges are uniformly creamy. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: New Directions, 1954
Condition: Near Fine. Wrapper: Very Good +