New York: Random House, (1964).. (1964).. Good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards with an illustration in blind on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & there is some soiling & some small, shallow dents to the rear cover. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with a tear to the bottom edge of its rear panel. [vi], 150 &  pages. Title-page vignettes & numerous head-pieces in reddesh brown by Roy McKie. There is some minor foxing to the top & bottom edges and to the pastedowns & endpapers. Good.
"With a letter from John Steinbeck explaining why he could not write an introduction for this book". Dog-lover Steinbeck writes a humorous seven-page letter to the author in lieu of an introduction. Dust jacket present. First Edition.