New York: William Morrow & Company, 1959. First Edition. An early young adult novel by the creator of the Ramona and Henry Huggins series, uncommon inscribed. Item #4094
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); mauve cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; ,9-284,pp; illus. Generically inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "Sincerely - Beverly Cleary." Contemporary owners name and address in ink to upper front endpaper, lower right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp), light foxing to text edges, with faint sticker shadow to lower rear pastedown; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.95), lightly egeworn, with a few closed tears, scattered foxing on verso, and and a faint sticker shadow to upper front panel; Very Good+.