London: Watergate Classics, 1948. Watergate Children's Classics (no 9) edited by JOHN BETJEMAN. No dj, red cloth a little rippled on front, spine (gilt lettering) lightly sunned, prize plate, some foxing on endpapers and page edges, else vg. small 8vo, 180pp. Illustrated by CHRIS HAMMOND.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Chris Hammond.
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