Original maroon cloth covered boards with white lettering and decoration on front and spine. Minimal rubbing to edges and corners. Very light soiling overall. Maintains original wrap dust jacket. Inside front flap provides a story synopsis of this title. Back flap provides a synopsis of "The Island Stallion" and back dust jacket lists books in the Black Stallion series. Dust jacket is in good condition with light edge wear and some chipping away of the paper along top edges. Also one small rub area on front on the horse. Copyright 1950, stated first printing. Binding is tight and pages are clean with colored top page edges. Remnants of bookplate on front endpapers. Comes from a smoke free home.