4to. 47pp. First USA edition which appears to have been published the same year as in the UK. Bound in beige cloth with a design on front cover and text printed in dark blue and orange. Illustrated throughout in colour by Edward Ardizzone. On front end paper is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. The dust wrapper is not clipped, has no wear but lightly dusty, otherwise a fine copy.
Size: 25.5 x 19 cm, 10 x 7.5 inches
‘Ben thought of a magnificent plan; the children would go on a long journey around the world and give their parents a rest…’
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: Houghton Mifflin
Place: New York
Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Book ID: 60002475