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Methuen & Co 1926 - First Edition, First Printing Beautiful crisp near fine book with the scarce original first edition, first state dust jacket. The book is in extraordinary condition considering that many children¿s book are usually found ¿well loved and read¿. The book is clean beautiful condition with crisp green cloth boards, with bright unfaded gilt titles to spine and front. The book has sharp corners with two slightly pushed, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean and in perfect condition with no bookplates, no owner names, no bookstore stamps and no stains but with a neat small penned inscription to the first blank interior page. The internal pages have No handling marks, No stains, No writing, No bent pages, and No foxing. Bright gilt to the top of the page block as issued. Beautiful clean, highly collectible example of this title. Please see images. The scarce original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with the typical sunning to the spine, otherwise the jacket has no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no fading, and no rubbing. The jacket is the first state of the first edition showing the requisite 117th thousand to first line of the rear inner flap and the 7/6 Net price to the spine. A beautiful example of this fragile dust jacket. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this title. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare children's books and original illustration art [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2017-06-22           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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