Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First edition thus. One of 1000 copies of Kent's illustration masterwork. Signed by Kent on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Clifford B. Kimberly by Rockwell Kent Kansas City 1933." The books would be Near Fine, clean and sharp with just a touch of discoloration to the spines and light rubbing to the boards, but for a dampstain affecting the margins throughout. Many leaves with a faint dampstain, some leaves with more pronounced outlines. Lacking the original glassine jackets, but housed in the original aluminum slipcase which is Very Good+ to Near Fine on account of some scratches to the sides.
One of the most famous illustrated books of the 20th century and a towering example of Rockwell Kent's art. Published on fine rag-paper in a large format (pages about 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches) and in three volumes. With the full complement of 280 woodcut illustrations, eight more than the trade edition. From James B. Rankin's distinguished collection, a part of which is now housed at Princeton University. A book that is quite uncommon to find inscribed. Very Good in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #2825)