New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. (1973). First US edition. Fine. 8vo. ix,(3),429,(1) pp. A small dent on the foredge, top edge and cloth spine foxed, else a very food copy. The dustrapper is not price-clipped. There are a couple of small spots else it ins in near fine condition .
The first printing of the US edition, with the full number line on the copyright page; cream-colored binding; and with 70003 in gilt on the rear board. The dustwrapper is also first state, with the rabbit and compass repeated on the rear panel; a price of $6.95; and blurbs from UK entities.
Author's first book and a classic adventure novel. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize.
Inscribed on the title page by the author "to Paula" and dated 1974.
. Hardcover. Item #20229