Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1964. 12mo. First edition. Original gilt-decorated, paper-covered boards. All edges stained red. Silk marker ribbon. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Tiny, neat ink ownership to top corner of fly. Unclipped d/w very slightly rubbed at the tips. Fine in fine dust-wrapper. Item #4258
A lovely copy of the first of the Nurse Matilda books. The author and illustrator were cousins and had been told these stories by their grandfather. The basis for the Nanny McPhee films with Emma Thompson.
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