Folio. First edition. Original illustrated paper boards. Illustrated by the author with colour lithographs. Spine ends and corner tips slightly scuffed. Bookplate of Andrew Murray on the flyleaf. Small label for The Times Book Club on rear pastedown. Short closed tear to the top edge of the front panel with tape residue to verso. Shorter tear to the top edge of the back joint and a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the back panel. Spine very slightly faded. General rubbing along the top and bottom edges. Fine in near fine d/w.
The first book written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone and the start of the series of books for children featuring Little Tim and his friends. Scarce in any condition, this is a remarkably fine copy in the jacket.
Author Ardizzone, Edward
Publisher London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press