London, Secker & Warburg, 1945. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Seminal work of fantasy. The jacket is complete but worn to the fore corners, some heavy rubbing to the spine and a large scuff to the Warburg on the spine, probably from a price label or similar. The boards are in decent shape with just some wear to the spine tips and corners. Owner's inscription to the endpaper. One tear to the same leaf. Cracking to the hinges front and rear as is common. Overall, a presentable enough copy. [7138, Hyraxia Books].