Edmund Ward, 1948.
First edition, first printing. 16mo. Blue boards with gilt titles. Pictorial dustwrapper by Reginald Dalby. A very good copy with a short closed tear to top left head of spine. No inscriptions. The very good dustwrapper is complete with a number of short closed tears with archival tape strengthening to verso of wrapper (& some associated creasing & nicking). Small ink name to verso of wrapper (not visible on front). Original price of 4/-net to front flap.
Uncommon third book in the Thomas the Tank Engine series sees the introduction of James who is arrogant and vain and also continues the early creation of the island of Sodor.