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 Very Good dustjacket, lettering faded at spine, shallow loss at top spine end, rear panel with some hardly noticeable drip spots.