Oblong 8vo. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards. Not paginated. [32pp] . Dust wrapper designed and colour illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. On front end paper is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. Dust wrapper is clipped, worn with top margins frayed with minor creases and tears and a little grubby. The boards are very good, just one corner bumped. Inside is clean but the last page has vertical crease near the margin due to the manufacturing of the book. A very good, acceptable copy.
‘. …people did laugh at him because he could only speak in rhyme. But in London it was different:… ‘ Scarce.
Size 19 x 25cm (7.5 x 9.75 inches)
Provenance: Andrew Murray, Director of Mayor Gallery, Cork Street, London. The Mayor Gallery exhibited Ardizzone s work in the 1960 s. Andrew Murray lent his personal collection of books and prints etc. to the travelling exhibition by Middlesbrough Museum in 1982.
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Edition: First Edition
Condition: Very Good
Book ID: 60002466