Title: Paddington at Work
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
Year: 1969 (First Edition)
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
Remarks: 1st Puffin edition
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: "'Do you realize [sic],' said Mrs Brown a few days after Paddington returned home from visiting his aunt in Peru, 'we haven't had a single disaster since Paddington came back?'
But her housekeeper knew better. 'Don't tempt fate,' she warned. And she was quite right – Paddington's return was only the signal for a new outbreak of adventures, the kind that only Paddington could ever have…"

Illustrated throughout with Fortnum's lovely b&w sketches.

Covers are lightly worn and creased (refer to images), and there is a small closed tear on the edge of the rear. All pages are tanned (standard fare in a 45 year old paperback). The first few – and last two – have some minor dog-ears in their lower corners. p. 61 is creased with some minor closed tears, although this appears to be a fault in the binding process rather than vandalism by the previous owner. Otherwise all pages are in very good condition: unmarked, completely free from foxing, and very tightly bound.

Rare first edition.

Measures 19 cm × 13 cm (7.5″ × 5.2″). 12mo. 124 pp.

Price: £9.50

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