London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1951. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Tove Jansson. The uncommon 1951 1st English language edition of this charming children's tale by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson. Solid and VG (mild foxing to the preliminaries and the fore-edge, just a touch of darkening at the foot of the spine) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with one thin piece of clear tape reinforcing both of the spine ends and light foxing to the panels. 12mo, an early title in Jansson's wonderful "Moomin" series, richly illustrated thruout by this deeply talented Finnish artist. (Inventory #: 16815)
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