First edition with these illustrations. Publisher's original cloth with wraparound illustration after a design by Quentin Blake, titles in black to the spine. Illustrated throughout with pen and ink wash drawings in purple by Quentin Bake. Printed on Cai Yun paper. Housed in the original green card slipcase with titles in gilt to the side. A fine copy of the beautiful illustrated edition, the binding square and tight, the contents spotlessly clean throughout.
First published in English without illustrations by Faber and Faber in 1956. This newly illustrated edition follows the text of the first edition, with minor emendations.
Stock code: 21662