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London, Methuen, 1928. FIRST EDITION 1928, 8vo, illustrated throughout in line by Ernest H. Shepard, pages: xi, 178, (2), in publisher's original pink cloth, single gilt ruled border and gilt vignette to upper cover, 4 gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt, pink endpapers illustrated with silhouettes by Shepard. Slightest touch of rubbing to lower edge of tail of spine, a few very faint fox spots to fore-edges (not showing on pages), narrow strip of light browning to free endpapers next to centrefold, no inscriptions, small crease to 1 lower corner, otherwise a Fine crisp tight clean copy in near Fine first issue DUSTWRAPPER (179th thousand on rear flap, price printed on spine only, a touch of fading to spine, lettering bright, 10 mm (½") almost imperceptible water spot on spine, very slight wrinkling at head of spine, very clean, no chips or tears). Housed in an almost Fine sturdy custom-made clamshell box lined in red velvet, covered in pink cloth with gilt rules, title, author and publisher to spine. Box very slightly faded on spine, gilt bright. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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