December 1953. Cover has a number of markings in ink at top by title but off great image of Roy hiding behind a wagon wheel ready for action. Front cover has fold/crease down center from reading and this continues to a much lesser extent in the pages of the book (can't really see them but you can feel them). Otherwise the interior pages are generally in excellent condition. Book overall shows normal reading wear and aging, good- condition.
Great ads for Lincoln Logs in the inside cover and Sugar Crisp cereal on the back cover (then they had 3 Bears!). Back ad has a light streak at the title block.