London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1948?]. Folio. First edition. Original illustrated paper boards. Printed by W. S. Cowell, Ltd. Illustrated by the author with colour lithographs. Text hand-written by the author in a cursive script (with 'medecine' at the top of page 5). Short cracks to the paper at the head of the spine and some very light foxing to the boards. Ink presentation on the flyleaf. Contents clean and fresh. Unclipped d/w has a publisher's label giving the price as "3/6 net" stuck over the original price of 9s. The d/w is dust-soiled and foxed (especially on the front panel), with rubbing to the edges, short closed tears to the head of the spine and a larger tear, with some loss, to the top corner of the back panel. Very good + in good + d/w. Item #6112
The "spirited and amusing pictures [..] have been drawn directly on the stone by the famous artist who is perhaps best known to children by his 'Captain Grimes and Lucy'". Eyre & Spottiswoode have mangled 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain' and 'Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes', both published by Oxford University Press, and did not correct the author's spelling of medicine.
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