The First title In The 'Moomin' Series

Jansson, Tove

Finn Family Moomintroll

Published: Ernest Benn : 1950

Date:

The First UK printing published by Ernest Benn in 1950. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. A little pushing at the spine tips with a little light fading to the corners and spine tips. A little dustiness to the upper text-block. Free from inscriptions and erasures. 'The Map of Moominland' is present and is in near Fine condition. The Scarce WRAPPER is neatly price-clipped and is in Very Good+ condition. Some loss to the spine ends. Some light markings to the rear panel and flaps. A few nicks and mild edge wear. No loss of colouring to the spine. The 'Snork Maiden' rear flap, which could be cut out is present and in fine condition. Some tape reinforcement to the lower spine on the verso. The wrapper is protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. Profusely illustrated throughout by the author. The very elusive first title in the iconic 'Moomin ' series to be translated (by Elizabeth Portch) into English. Collectible

Condition
Very Good++

Binding
Hardcover

£850

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