First Edition stated, First Issue with "Lovely Pearl" on the first line of page 19, $2.50 price at front flap of jacket and no later printing slug. F. M. Rines dustjacket art. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Served as the basis for the 1947 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Ronald Colman. This copy signed by Marquand at front free endpaper. Near Fine bright copy, acidic paper stock showing tread like pattern to somewhat less than half of total pages, soiling at top page edge, in Very Good dustjacket, few nicks, rubbing and short closed tears at edges, top spine end with small chip and shadow from old piece of scotch tape, piece of scotch tape at verso of top front panel.