First edition of Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson.
Octavo, 290pp. Blue and red cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Top edge dyed red. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, light toning to edges, two dog eared leaves, a very good example. In the publisher’s price clipped dust jacket, sunning to spine, small chips to edges, a very good example.
Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson was the basis for a 1944 Christmas musical starring Judy Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli. The film was honored in 2005 as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Best Films of the 20th Century.”