The 13 Clocks.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front flyleaf: “Merry Christmas, John, Jim. James Thurber.”
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Octavo. Original pink cloth-backed dark grey boards, titles to spine in dark blue, pictorial decoration to front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket. With numerous colour illustrations by Mark Simont in text. Spine gently cocked, spine ends and corners slightly rubbed. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with slightly rubbed and nicked extremities, slight chipping to corners and head of spine, a small chip to bottom of rear panel, and 4 unnecessary tape repairs to lightly foxed verso.