New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. First Tudor Publishing Edition. xxxii, 814 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses and tears at edges, now in mylar cover. Very Good / good.
Co-edited by husband and wife team E. B. White (1899-1985) and Katharine S. White (1892-1977), Coward McCann published the original edition of this title on November 7, 1941, the Tudor Publishing edition was the second edition produced in hardcover, the Armed Services Edition (in wraps) was issued in 1944. [Hall B5] The only book that the Whites collaborated on, the title went through multiple editions over the years, the last published in an abridged version in 1962.
This edition is unique in that it is White's personal copy, with both their names written on the first free endpaper and marked "Ex-libris' by Katharine White and the address "No. Brooklin, Me." Katharine has also noted that "This is the 1st edition of this edition, which is the second in hardcover" -- and she was right!. Pencil edits by Katharine White on pages xiv-xv of the Preface. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White.