New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1953.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. First Edition of this coming-of-age tale for an eleven-year-old Eskimo boy of Baffin Island, Inscribed by James Houston & Alma Houston, the 'first lady' of inuit art, on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. Burton /with all best / wishes and the / compliments of the / season / Sincerely yours / Alma Houston / Dec. 17 / 53" & "Best Regards / James Houston". 8vo. 151 pp. A fine copy in illustrated gold cloth, black titles to the spine in a near fine neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with some light use. James Houston's vivid black and white drawings throughout. Very uncommon as a presentation copy.
Item #31863 Price: US$375.00