First edition, first printing. Publisher's review copy. Original grey cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with black ink wash drawings by Quentin Blake throughout. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the text block toned as always with a few spots of foxing to the prelims and with the publisher's "review copy, not for sale" ink stamp to the front endpaper. Complete with bright and unfaded dustwrapper which has small nicks at the spine tips and fold corners. Not price-clipped (£6.50 net to the front flap). An attractive example, scarce in this pre-publication "review copy" state.
This copy was sent by the publisher to New Zealand for press review.
Stock code: 14927