(No place: James Laughlin & J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1949). First edition. One of 140 copies printed on Fabriano hand-made paper by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy, and signed by Thomas; there were also ten copies on Japanese vellum. Rolph B13. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to "Jose Garcia Villa / Dylan Thomas." At the time of publication, the Asian American poet Villa was an associate editor of New Directions (the co-publisher of this book) in New York City. Villa was also one of Thomas's regular drinking companions at the White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village during Thomas's extended visits to the city in 1952-1953. Fine copy. 4to, original cloth-backed paste-paper boards with printed spine label, publisher's slipcase.