First edition, first printing. Publisher's original [first state] illustrated paper covered boards with titles in gilt to the blue cloth spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with full page colour illustrations and black and white in-text illustrations by John Minton. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the spine tips very slightly rubbed. The contents, with one foxing spot to the blank margin of around 12 pages are otherwise clean throughout and free from previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which has small chips at the tips of the toned spine.
A collection of whimsical short stories beautifully illustrated by the prolific artist John Minton, who taught at various prestigious London art schools throughout the 1940s and 50s. This is Minton's sole children's picture book.
Stock code: 18320