First Edition. Novel of a Pennsylvania boyhood, "student days in The Academy of the Fine Arts; the War, France, and a love idyll beneath the frozen music of Mont. St. Michel". This copy nicely inscribed from author at front inside pastedown, "To Edwin Bateman Mom's / Helas! The movies / won't have mine. What / star were you born under! / Edward Shenton / Philz / 1924". Shenton illustrated fiction by Ernest Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner. Very Good, few bumped corners, in modestly edge chipped dustjacket.