First edition, first printing. Publisher's original beige cloth with titles in red and gulls in blue to the upper board and spine, in the Paul Galdone illustrated dustwrapper. Top edge red. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a little bumping at the spine tips and fading to the red top-stain. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the bright first state dustwrapper which remains without loss or tears just a little rubbing at the corners. Not price-clipped ($3.50 to the upper front flap). An excellent example.
Stock code: 18299
New York: Viking.