Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1943.
First edition. Square 4to. In original color pictorial dust wrapper. Original light blue cloth with white stamped design and lettering in negative space on cover, bold blue illustrated endpapers with red tractor. Color illustrations throughout by Burton. Price-clipped, four yellowed tape repairs on recto across spine panel to front and rear panels, the uppermost extending almost the length of the rear panel, 1 1/2-inch wide chip at bottom of spine and rear panels, edge creasing and rubbing; contemporary gift inscription on front flyleaf. The rare first edition in scarce dust jacket. Few copies have survived in original dust wrapper or make it to the marketplace.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #2470