A US first edition, first impression.
WRAPPER: The evocative period wrapper on this copy (artwork by Rik Binkley)is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. It shows a touch of soiling to the back panel. Looks very sharp in protective plastic.
BOOK: The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean, the corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are lightly toned. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Gnome Press, 1953
Condition: Near Fine. Wrapper: Near Fine