The Library by George Crabbe / Edward Ardizzone 1st / 1st 1930
First UK edition and first print published by The De La More Press in 1930. This is a stunning very near fine copy. There is a very small mark to the bottom left of the front board and very occasional fox marks to the outer edges otherwise it presents as fine. Mottled buff paper boards, black lettering with the drawing and plain endpapers with no dust wrapper as called for with the first issue. [Anderson 2]
Part of the Saint George Series, this is Edward Ardizzone's second appearance in print. He contributed 11 illustrations in print and the vignette to the title page along with 1 on the front board. A rare copy in this exceptional condition.