London: Faber and Faber, 1946.
First British Edition, First Printing, which was preceded four years earlier by the American edition. In Good condition. Cloth is faded, mottled, spotted, toned and edge worn with some rubbing and fraying at extremities. A few stray marks to cloth. Pages have a light storage odor, and show light toning, thumbing and wear. The letters on the title page appear to have been traced in pencil, then the pencil erased, leaving faint indents. Small closed tear to bottom of title page. Rear hinge starting. First British printing of this desirable and scarce Caldecott Medal winner. Item #140830005