First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Earle J. Bernheimer with good wishes, James Hilton August 1945. (I wrote this a quarter-century ago!)”. Bernheimer was a Kansas City banker who co-founded George K. Baum & Co. in 1928.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and ruling to spine and upper board in white, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a beige cloth chemise chemise and slipcase. A superb copy in the rubbed jacket with a chip from the tail of the spine panel and some smaller chips and closed tears repaired with tape to the verso.