New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Trade Edition. First Printing. [Aug. 1939] Octavo (21.5cm); red cloth covered boards titled in black and gilt on the spine; yellow topstain; vignette of a violin blindstamped on the cover; dustjacket; illustrated endpapers; 186pp.; spine ends and corners are pushed; former owner's name inside front cover [Peter D. Vroom, assistant editor at Pullman News]; about Near Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50); with nicks and short tears to the extremities; small tape repairs to verso only; Very Good or better.
"Small Beer is a panorama of his [Bemelmans] adventures, enthusiasms, and human discoveries on the road from a remote Tirolese village to New York, Hollywood, and the cosmopolitan world." (from the dustjacket).