First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's laminated pictorial boards. Illustrated with line drawings by Faith Jacques throughout. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with only light rubbing to the extremities and two very small areas of laminate loss at the spine edge. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example.
The first UK printing of this classic of children's literature, featuring illustrations by Faith Jacques, which remained the standard edition up until 1985. Michael Forman illustrated the story in 1985 as did Quentin Blake a decade later. Preceded by the 1964 first American edition with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman.
Stock code: 19561