Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Hardcover. Decorations by Courtney Allen. 8vo. Light blue cloth with white spine lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. x, 209pp. Illustrations, line drawings, map endpapers. Very good/good plus. Binding faintly edgeworn only, else tight and internally fine; jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with expert archival mends on verso -- complete and overall fairly attractive. Item #45732
A tight and quite nice first edition of (to cite jacket front panel) "The extraordinary story of three sisters who grew up in the remote Arctic wilderness" on the Black River in northeast Alaska. Shore boldly signs the front flyleaf in blue ballpoint; below this a nonauthorial gift inscription. Seldom seen signed.