Noddy goes to Toyland. Noddy Book 1.
Enid Blyton: Pictures by Beek:
Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd, 25 Gilbert Street London WI,
Early reprint, with rounded spine.
60pp, illustrated in colour, and with pictorial endpapers. 'Belongs to' box filled in. While some pages have small faint soil marks to the margins, the overwhelming impression is of crisp bright fresh pages - a careful owner, but whose hands werent always clean. Faint tanning to the back free endpaper. In the red pictorial laminated boards with rounded spine, very bright. Scuffing to bottom edges of boards, and to bottom corners, one upper corner, and to foot of spine. One-inch split to base of lower joint (neatly and firmly retained), and tiny splits to head of joints: head of spine slightly puckered. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, with '3s 6d' price on the inner flap: very worn, with heavy creasing and scuffs to edges, small chips to corners, one-inch chip to base of spine, and a shallow chip to head of spine, extending to front and back panels. Several closed tears have been repaired internally. Panels bright, slight dulling to spine. A great survivor. [Matches most points for the 1949 first edition, but the inner flap reads 'You must be sure to read Books numbered 2 and 3 in the Little Noddy Library..', which dates it as 1951]
Very Good in poor dust-jacket.
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