Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Winchester, UK: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1987.
An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition, crease to front end paper in Fine dust-wrapper.
Mary Elliott (then Mary Belson) began writing for children in 1809, at a time when increasing literacy and wealth and more progressive understanding of the reading needs of children were creating a growing demand for more and more books for young people. (from the dust-wrapper) ; [vi], vii-xxix, [xxx], 142,  pages.