The First UK printing published by The Hogarth Press, London in 1959. The correct first issue with the mention of 'a fire at the piano-works almost every year' to page 272. This was subsequently removed in later printings. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original green boards with gilt titling to the spine. A hint of pushing at the spine ends. Some light toning and spotting to the text-block. A neat previous owner's penned name and date to the top and bottom of the front blank end-paper. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct first issue. Slight loss at the spine ends and corners. A little light rubbing in places. Mild toning to the spine and upper flap edges. The John Ward wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author to the front blank end-paper. The first title in Laure Lee's acclaimed trilogy. Scarce with such attributes.
Author Lee, Laurie
Publisher The Hogarth Press, London
Illustrator Ward, John
Condition Very Good++