London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946. Drawings by Mervyn Peake. First Edition. Hardcover.
First Edition with 56 drawings in black and white and five coloured plates by Mervyn Peake.
This edition is based chiefly on the Bohn collection of 1884 for which Andrew Lang wrote the introduction, but a few stories from other versions have been included.Item #900883
6-5/8 x 8-3/8", yellow cloth, 303pp, 56 black & white illustrations, two-page color plate / title-page, 4 additional color plates in text.
Bumping to boards at base of spine, bump to extreme upper corner rear board and last few leaves, clean, tight, square, very good in worn dust wrapper with archival tape repairs, in protective mylar.