First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings by the author throughout. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a small bump at the head of the spine. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is faded to the red lettering on the spine. A very attractive example, scarce in this condition.
The sixth of Tove Jansson's Moomin books to be published in the UK.
Stock code: 17428
London: Ernest Benn.