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. Very short tear to the head of the spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Dustjacket is lightly to moderately bumped and chipped to the head and tail of the spine and the flaps, minor shelfwear to show. Front panel illustration is bright and complete. Now protected in archival brodart jacket.