New York, NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing with first state dust jacket. Book has no other statement of printing on the copyright page, and the italic 5 line colophon at rear. Boards are salmon colored with red txt and illustration. Dust jacket has the original $2.00 price, the correct 4th Avenue address for the publishers, and a blank rear flap.
Book is very good, with slight wear to edges and corners of boards, A bi of bumping at head and heel of spine, and top rear corner. Sticker of an old bookshop of first pastedown.Dust jacket is fair condition, with chipping at edges, closed tears at creases, some loss of chips at head and heel of spine. Jacket is also browned with a few faint spots. Now protected in a mylar wrap. A classic of children's literature in a worn but collectible and pleasant appearance. Very good / fair. Item #18271