The Little Bookroom: Eleanor Farjeon's Short Stories for Children - Eleanor FarjeonLondon: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, 1955, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Matt paper dust wrapper has minor edgewear and a touch faded with tears to the head and tail of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of age-toning to the margins.
Includes: Black & white drawings; Chapter tailpieces; Title page vignette;
From the cover: “In a life-time of writing for the enchantment of children (and others) Eleanor Farjeon has written some memorable short stories. It was time that they were brought together into one book.
As a little girl, rapt among the dusty overflow volumes of her father’s library, in a room that was known as the Little Bookroom, the small Eleanor Farjeon found a treasure house of delight; just such a treasure house is this new collection of her own best stories, chosen by herself — The Little Bookroom. Most of the stories have been published before; a number have not previously appeared in book form. All are to be treasured.
The drawings are by Edward Ardizzone; and both author and publisher feel that they contain some of the best book illustrations he has yet done. Certainly they reflect, often redouble, the magic of the stories.”