Good. Sold as a reading copy only. 1948 on copyright page with no other date, plus the letter I, but printing is uncertain. Small quarto, 8 3/4" tall, 101 pages, light green cloth. A good, sturdy original hard cover edition over all with moderate shelf wear, spine cloth color faded, slight fraying started at the fore-corner tips; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.
Fair. Assumed first edition. Single 1948 date on copyright page along with the letter I. Fair in light green cloth, spine ends frayed, small mended spine splits, sunning, spotting. Estes (1906-1988) Connecticutt libraria, children's author, tubercular, won numerous fictional prizes, died of a stroke. 101p (p)
Good in Good jacket. New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1948. Hardcover with mylar-covered dustjacket. Cardpocket, stickers and stamps on front blank endpaper. No other marks; clean and tight. Decorative Cloth. Good/Good.
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