SIGNED and inscribed, "to______, with all best wishes" by the author to the title page. Published 1955, presumed first edition. Gently read. Interior is solid and unmarked. Creased with a short tear to the head of the spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Dustjacket is bumped and chipped to the head and tail of the spine and the flaps, minor shelfwear to show. Now protected in archival brodart jacket.