First edition of this collection of lyrics by the celebrated American composer, as selected, and with an introduction and commentary by, Fred Lounsberry. NY: Random House, 1954. First printing (stated). Octavo, 8-1/4 x 5-5/8 in. xxxii, 224pp., with index. Gold cloth over black boards stamped in dark blue along fore-edge of front board; black and pink spine titles; dust jacket. Dust soiling to textblock top. Light wear to cloth at spine ends. Else near fine in a very good (+), unclipped ("$3.50") jacket showing minor rubbing and some wear to head of spine and rear flap.