FIRST EDITION. 4to. 9 x 11.5 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Illustrated throughout in colour by Carol Barker, including frontispiece and vignettes. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in pictorial stiff card with black titles, in matching pictorial, price clipped dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine and top edge and head of spine wear with some chips. Otherwise a very good clean copy.
The artist and illustrator, Carol Barker (b.1938), painted the pictures to the earlier title, Achilles the Donkey (1962) and a story to them was then written by H. E. Bates (1905-74). For this second title, Bates wrote the story first , which was then illustrated by Carol Barker, later known for her London Transport posters. A third Achilles book followed in 1964.
Author BATES, H. E. and BARKER, CAROL
Publisher Dennis Dobson
Illustrator BATES, H. E. and BARKER, CAROL
Condition Very good clean copy