Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgins and Illustrated by William Steig is a 237-page hardcover published by Simon and Schuster New York, 1946, illustrated by William Steig. No dust jacket. The cover has light surface wear. Inside, the previous owner's name is written in ink on the front end page. Else, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.
The sweet old farmhouse burrowed into the upward slope of the land so deeply that you could enter either its bottom or middle floor at ground level. Its window trim was delicate and the lights in its sash were a bubbly amethyst. Its rooftree seemed to sway a little against the sky, and the massive chimney that rose out of it tilted a fraction tot he south. Where the white paint was flecking off on the siding, there showed beneath it the faint blush of what must once have been a rich, dense red..