Edition: First printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1975.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American singer, actress and entertainer's first children's book, a charming allegory of a maple seedling that falls from his mother tree, befriends a discarded bottle and a log while searching for his own place in life. Boldly INSCRIBED but NOT signed by Bailey on the half title page with the notation "Pre release copy" and "To P-- and family, You are a 'Duey.' " Illustrated with photographs by Arnold Skolnick & Gary Azon. Square format. 59 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1265763.
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some crinkling to front endpaper, short closed tears to dj, creasing on front flap.)