New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. Thin quarto, 144 pages, G+/VG-; DJ, white spine, small black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, spine age-toned off-white, lettering clear and legible, "Gnome Press" logo to tail; light creasing to back cover, small closed tears to edges of back cover, small open tear to top edge of back cover; light water damage visible to edges of flaps; DJ protected by mylar; yellow cloth boards, small red lettering to spine: mild overall wear/light soiling to boards, dust staining to top edges of boards, "Gnome Press" logo to tail of spine; age-toning to interior, text and black-and-white graphics legible/clear; starting hinge with open tearing to gutter between table of contents and introduction/copyright page, boards slightly shaken, binding intact, leaves somewhat fragile; first published in the U.S. by Maco Magazine Corporation, New York in 1953 (remains stated to copyright page), subsequently published in hardcover by Gnome Press for the library market in a print run of 3,000 copies; shelved Front Counter. Dupont. (Inventory #: 9-131-1296694)
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