The Tree of Man, Patrick White
First edition, first printing of White's fourth novel and winner of the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal. This, the American first edition, precedes the UK by a year.
New York: The Viking Press, 1955. Publisher's original blue cloth over beige cloth spine; pp. (vi), 499. A very good copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding sturdy and square, light wear to boards with a bit of fraying to spine tips and rubbing to text block edges. Internally clean with markings. Jacket shows light shelfwear, spine lightly toned. A presentable copy, protected in archival mylar.