First Edition. C. B. Falls dustjacket art. Chronicle of the 52nd year of Godfrey St. Peter, a professor of history at an unnamed Midwestern university in the small town of Hamilton, which borders Lake Michigan. Professor St. Peter has lately finished his magnum opus, a history of the adventures of the Spanish explorers in North America, and he and his wife Lillian are in the process of moving to a new house built with the proceeds of his completed work. Professor St. Peter, however, has grown profoundly attached to his old house. Near Fine, with previous owner signature at front endpaper, in Good dustjacket, darkened at spine, several closed tears at lower spine area mended at verso with archival tape, nickel sized chip at top spine end, front flap corners with small chips, some foxing to panels.