Hardcover sans dust jacket.

NY: Random House,1947.

Good to Very Good. Sans dust jacket.

Variant C first printing (according to Younger and Hirsch bibliography) with the seven line copyright on the verso of the title page. Quarto, bound in dark blue-green boards with black lettering.

A bit of soiling to boards, nothing intrusive. See photos. The spine ends have end wear, with a bit of edge wear. This copy has no printed title along the spine, the fish on front board has a closed mouth, there is a seven line copyright notice on the title page verso. . Wear to spine tips is moderate.

Coloured endpaper hinges are not cracked. On the verso of the second page lower corner there is a small circular pencil drawing or notation of some kind. See photo.

Good to very good copy sans dust jacket.

First edition variant C.

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