A US first edition, first impression.
WRAPPER : The period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price $2.75 on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing slight wear to the top edge. The spine is clean. The lettering on the spine has dulled. It shows a touch of rubbing to the ends. The back panel is sound. It is toned at the edges and shows a small closed tear ( 1cm ) running down from the top edge.
BOOK : The book is square and very tight. The boards are very clean and are unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly toned. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Vanguard, 1947
Condition: Very Good +++. Wrapper: Very Good ++