New York: The Gnome Press Inc., 1951.
First edition, second issue binding with sheets bulking to 1.4". Publisher's dark navy cloth lettered in red. 255 pp. Very Good+ with two small stain droplets to top edge, former owner's name written on front free endpaper, contents toned with age, in correct Very Good unclipped dust jacket with very little fading, reinforced with clear tape on recto and verso at head, foot, and corners; creased flaps. The first novel in the trilogy. Item #140941309