First edition with Shirley Hughes illustrations. Her retained copy, signed. Original turquoise paper-covered boards with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Shirley Hughes. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a faint mark to the upper board and light toning to the spine. The contents are clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper that remains without loss or tears. Not price-clipped (£3.50 to the front flap).
Signed by Shirley Hughes in black ink on the title page. A collection of previously published short stories that follow the seasons of the year, selected by Kathleen Lines. Best known for her 'Little Grey Rabbit' series, Uttley was a prolific writer of children's stories that were rooted in nature. This example is one of the illustrator Shirley Hughes' retained copies.
Stock code: 23252