4to. First edition. Original illustrated paper boards. Printed by W. S. Cowell, Ltd. 45 illustrations by Edward Ardizzone, including title page vignette, 20 watercolours and 24 pen drawings. W. S. Cowell, Ltd. file copy with label to that effect on the front pastedown and an ink note that the book was included in a ‘Book Design Exhibition 1961’. Bookplate of Andrew Murray on the flyleaf. Fine in fine d/w.
This mint copy was included in the National Book League’s exhibition of the 100 Best Books of 1961. Eleanor Farjeon wrote, “I had the most wonderful time yesterday reading and seeing your perfect story - one of your masterpieces”. A small boy called Johnny decides to make a grandfather clock.
Author Ardizzone, Edward
Publisher London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press