Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1951.
First edition. Octavo. Publisher's orange cloth, titled and decorated in red to spine and front board. Slight bump at the crown else very near in a scuffed and torn, about very good dustwrapper, with chipping at the spine ends. Inscribed by Carson McCullers on the front flyleaf: "For Monique and Valentin, from your devoted Carson." An uncommon first edition found inscribed, especially so warmly.