Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1980.
First American edition, first printing, first issue with sticker on copyright page adding American illustrator Brock Cole's name (the British edition has a different illustrator). Signed by Lynne Reid Banks on title page. x, 181 pp. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine with light wear, typical square of toning to title page, in a Very Good+ dust jacket, unsunned with a tear near head, repaired with tape on verso, a little associated creasing, unclipped. The first book in the popular children's series, uncommon signed. Item #140941914