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. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the extremities lightly rubbed. The contents, with a previous owner's neat inscription to the front free endpaper, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original, price clipped dustwrapper which has a 9cm closed tear to the rear panel, tape repairs to the inside hinges, and toning to the spine. An attractive example.
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: 18486