Berkeley, CA: Parnassus Press, 1968.
First edition, first printing with faint vertical smudge on title page. Currey describes two bindings in the first edition with no established priority. Though this is not a former library copy, it conforms to Currey's library binding with embossed stamping to cloth, rectangular box on rear cover headed with Parnassus [logo] Library Edition, and with reinforced inner hinges. Fine, with a tiny ding to the top edge of the front board. In a Near fine dust jacket with the top corner of the front flap clipped, and the bottom with "Library edition $3.90" intact; Currey states the same jacket was used for both bindings, and generally the bottom corner was clipped for the trade binding and the top corner was clipped for the library binding. The dust jacket shows toning to the spine panel, light edge wear with a short closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel. A lovely copy of this influential fantasy novel for children, originally published by a small press. Item #140938081