Title: Puff and the Chick
Author: Louise Bienvenu-Brialmont
Illustrator: Marcel Marlier
Year: 1963 (First Edition)
Publisher: Panda Books (Ward Lock & Co., Limited)
Remarks: 1st English language edition
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Number 18 in the Panda Books series.
Sweet and humorous half-page colour illustrations throughout. Patterned pastedowns and endpapers depict a variety of woodland and domestic animals in colour.
Glazed pictorial boards are worn and rubbed (refer to image). Lower half of spine has partially come away, but can be repaired easily enough. Minor scribbling on rear cover (refer to additional image). All pages are lightly creased from handling, but incredibly all have resisted tanning and foxing! The previous owner has used adhesive tape that is almost as old as the book itself to reinforce the binding on the pastedowns – the illustrations remain unaffected.
Original French title: Le Poussin Inattendu
Measures 25 cm × 20 cm (10″ × 8″). 4to. Unpaginated.