Very Good. Item #003477
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1924. First Edition. Octavo; x + 379pp. Illustrations by Hugh Lofting throughout, including color frontispiece with protective tissue. Mustard cloth boards with full-color Lofting image pasted on front panel within stamped teal circus surround; stamped teal line drawing on back panel. Teal lettering on spine. Three-color Lofting endpapers front and back.
Binding slightly soiled--through fond but careful use, it appears, rather than negligence. Corners bumped, with spine rolled and nudged at head and tail. Light remnants of pencil writing/name on blank after half-title page. Joints solid; front hinge slightly shaken. Textblock clean and unmarked, with some foxing to edges and minimal age-browning in gutters.
Toss those dreadful movie versions. This original is an endearing find.