Title: The Faber Book of Nursery Stories
Author: Barbara Ireson, Joyce Lankester Brisley, A.A. Milne, Alison Uttley, Charlotte Zolotow, et al.
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Year: 1966 (First Edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Book Condition: Near Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Description: Edited by Barbara Ireson, this impressive tome features no less than 45 classic stories and fairy tales by such renowned authors as Alison Uttley, Modwena Sedgwick, A.A. Milne, Charlotte Zolotow, and Hans Andersen – to name but a few. Essential bedtime reading!
Illustrated throughout with Shirley Hughes' wonderful b&w drawings.
Crimson cloth boards with a large silver gilded illustration of a pipe-smoking, bespectacled hedgehog to front. Silver gilded text on spine. Spine and corners lightly bumped. Unclipped (25s net) jacket is scuffed along extremities and has a few negligible closed tears, but remains complete and loss-free. Negligible soiling to rear. Pages are very lightly tanned, but – apart from some negligible marks on one or two pages – in excellent, unmarked condition, with not so much as a suggestion of foxing in sight, and well bound.
An excellent copy of the scarce first edition.
Measures 25 cm × 18.5 cm (10″ × 7.4″). 4to. 205 pp.