1st edition, 1st printing. 8vo. 244pp. Bound in pale green cloth with black lettering on spine. Wonderful colour wrapper and line drawings illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. On front loose endpaper is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. Very tiny nicks along top margin, otherwise a fine unread copy.
‘A Sequel to the much-loved THE ALLEY. “Nobody believed Hugsy Goode when he prophesied that a tunnel lay beneath the alley. Another riveting tale by this Newberry Winner…
Size 20.5 x14cm (8 x 5.5 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: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place: New York
Condition: Near Fine
Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Book ID: 60002416