Hamish Hamilton, 1966.
First edition, first printing. 4to. Illustrated boards. A very good+ copy with some wear to extremities with no chipping & no splitting. Internally complete, fresh & clean with no inscriptions - appears unread. A scarce title.
Briggs major triumph that catapulted him to fame but relatively small numbers of the first UK edition printed and nowadays a rare find. Contains a grand total of 408 rhymes and 897 illustrations in colour and black & white. "Briggs talent for eccentric comedy appears fully developed in this book....a dazzling use of colour and double page spreads" Briggs was awarded the Library Association's Kate Greenaway medal.