First American Edition. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, original publisher printed dustjacket. "One of the central classics of children’s fiction" (The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature). Very uncommon in publisher's dustjacket. Near Fine but for usual sunning at spine and mildly at cover edges, in Good only but serviceable dustjacket, shallow chipping to all edges, about an inch of loss to spine ends, split along flap edges with narrow chipping along the split.