Fore-corners slightly bumped; jacket spine slightly faded, some wear at corners, a couple of small closed tears and a crease.
Jacket design by Charles Geer.
New York, William Sloane, 1957.
First US edition, first printing, inscribed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Dust-jacket, priced $3.50.
A great inscribed first US edition of the book that would become one of the most well-loved of the British war films (1958), starring John Mills. The inscription on the title-page reads, ‘For “The Principal” To commemorate his 80th birthday and in hopes he will survive to see at least twenty more books published – Kipper – August 5th 1958’ (‘Kipper’ being the author’s nickname among friends).