Author: Meindert DeJong
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Year: 1957 (First Edition)
Publisher: Lutterworth Press
Remarks: 1st British edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: "Even after Davie had had the little rabbit Shadrach for several weeks, it was still almost unbelievable. Every morning it was a miracle all over again, that in his grandfather's barn across the village sat a little rabbit, and it was his. From the joy that sings in Davie's heart, and the feeling of awe that he has when the rabbit first arrives to his terrible consternation when the rabbit slips through the slats of its hutch and disappears, here are emotions that any child will recognize out of his own experience."
Illustrated throughout with Sendak's charming b&w ink and pen drawings.
Orange cloth boards with black text embossed on spine. Unclipped (10/6 NET) jacket has some water damage on the rear, and is slightly discoloured from exposure to sunlight on the spine. Otherwise the jacket is complete, with one or two closed tears skilfully repaired. Apart from some minor discolouration to the endpapers, where they came into contact with the jacket flaps, and some light tanning in the gutter, the book is in superb condition: the pages are crisp, bright, and haven't a single jot of foxing. Binding is tight.
Measures 20.5 cm × 14 cm (8.2″ × 5.6″). 8vo. 182 pp.