1st edition/1st printing. This is a presentation copy of the limited editions given to ABA conventioneers in 1950, #179 of an unknown number in this limited edition format. Issued with a transparent acetate dustjacket, instead of a paper dustjacket like the trade edition. The book is straight, clean, has unblemished top page edge stain and has no writing in it. There's just a touch of shelfwear to the spine ends. The acetate dustjacket has 3 short, closed tears at spine ends and 1 tiny edge nick at upper flap fold end, but otherwise is in excellent condition.