Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1967. 12mo. First edition. Original gilt-decorated, paper-covered boards. All edges stained blue. Silk marker ribbon. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Tiny, neat ink ownership to top corner of front endpaper. Endpapers very lightly foxed. Unclipped d/w very slightly rubbed at the tips. Near fine in near fine dust-wrapper. Item #4259
The second of the three 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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