First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue cloth with red lettering to the spine, in the Leslie Stead illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and five further colour plates by Leslie Stead. A better than very good copy, the binding firm with a little bumping at the spine tips, the contents remains clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which remains without loss or fading to the spine. Correctly priced 8/6net to the front flap.
Inscribed by the author with the addition of a small original drawing of an aeroplane over clouds in blue ink to the front free endpaper "Yours sincerely W. E. Johns". Scarce and particularly desirable thus.
Stock code: 17172