Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, . Small quarto. Boards. Illustrated throughout. Boards faintly dusty otherwise very good or better in price-clipped, modestly edge-worn dust jacket with faint dust smudges to lower panel. Item #WRCLIT82221
First edition. Inscribed by Gurney in Nov. 1962, with "very best wishes to two of our favorite people Barbara and The Capt. (Hugh Switzer). From the Gurney Group. Fondly, Eric Gurney." Above the inscription Gurney has executed in ink and watercolor a highly finished sketch of two dogs and two birds, with relevant captions. Canadian-born, award- winning artist Eric Gurney was long associated with the animation wing of Disney Studios before embarking on his solo career as illustrator, cartoonist and commercial artist. The recipient is tentatively identified as the Captain of the passenger ship, the S.S. Independence.