1957: Michael Joseph,
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Blue boards with red & gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper & illustrations within by Edward Ardizzone. A near fine copy in blue boards. Mild offsetting to spine. The near fine/fine dustwrapper is bright pink with none of the usual fading to spine. Original price of 12s6dnet to front flap. A lovely copy.
Ardizzone contributes 25 drawings to accompany the author's 12 short stories about the old countrymen with gargantuan appetite and thirst & the pretty button-bright eye for a pretty girl.