New York: The Dial Press, 1951. signed. Hardcover. black, marbled leatherette w/ beveled boards; gilt reproduced signature; gilt spine printing. book vii, 369 pgs w/ bw plates. top edge red. original watercolor frontis. VG. (scuffs & wear to covers. corners curled. lower corners of pgs lightly crimped/creased. light spots to upper textblock. instances of white speckling to pastedowns & flyleafs. spots of light foxing to opening pgs.). Item #182476
Pages clean and bright. Number 41 of 74 copies signed and with a small, portrait sketch by Jo Davidson. Original watercolor is in paper frame and laid-in between two glassine pages (edges chipped). Water color has become detached from frame with old tape to its edges. Interestingly, the watercolor is painted on the blank side of a Southern Line Pacific Railroad dining car service wine menu. The watercolor/menu is of cardstock quality.