First edition, first printing of the multi-award winning author's first book. Publisher's original red paper-covered boards with black titles to the spine, in the Michael Foreman illustrated dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the boards bright and fresh. The contents, with the habitual toning of Macmillan paper-stock of this period are otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (£1.50 / 30s net to the lower front flap). Scarce.
Stock code: 22050