New York: Random House, 1942.
Hardcover. First edition. Very uncommon variant issue with green lettering on the spine of the very dark blue cloth, and with no topstain. One of nine reported variants, all of them scarcer than the primary binding of black cloth with gold spine-lettering and red topstain. Near fine with small ownership signature of a reviewer on the front fly and the topedge a little soiled in very good dustwrapper with some wear at the edges, a very small chip on the rear panel and a bit of rubbing. A collection of interconnected stories published as a novel, including the comic masterpiece "Was" and the first book appearance of his classic novella "The Bear."