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NICHOLAS AND THE FAST MOVING DIESEL.
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1947].FIRST EDITION (1947), slim folio, 335 x 225 mm, 13 x 9¼ inches, original publisher's pictorial colour illustrated yellow boards, 35 pages. 40 colour illustrations in chalk and line, text in cursive script by the artist. Minute bump at head of spine, endpapers very faintly age - browned, contents very nice, no inscriptiopns. A Fine copy in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, chip to top edge of lower panel, 100 x 30 deep maximum (3¾" x 1¼"), 30 mm (1¼") closed tear to top edge of upper panel, bright and clean). In his first Preliminary Hand - List of Ardizzone's books Brian Alderson dated this work (1947), but he has revised this to (1948) in his recent full length Bibliography, pages 54 and 59, No.23.1. The book was reissued in 1959 in smaller format. 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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