First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. With a colour frontispiece and several full page illustrations in black throughout the text by C. H. Chapman. A fine copy, the binding fresh, square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly nicked dustwrapper that remains bright and without fading loss or tears. Not price-clipped (publisher's 12s 6d net sticker over the printed price on the flap). A lovely copy.
This is the more desirable first trade edition; there was also a cheaply produced "Beaver Club" edition issued without the colour frontispiece and in a photographic dustwrapper, for the then popular holiday park firm Butlins to give away in their thousands.
Stock code: 20118