New York: William Morrow, 1942. Uncorrected Proof, preceding the First Edition. About Very Good in publisher's self-wrappers, with a publication date of January 6, 1942 and projected price of $2.00 rubber-stamped on the front endpaper. Slight lean, vertical creasing to the spine panel, some splitting to the front flap fold. A presentable copy of the earliest state of the second Grandpa Wiggins mystery.