Title: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Author: William Stobbs
Illustrator: William Stobbs
Year: 1971
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
ISBN: 0370007719
Binding: Hardback
Remarks: Ex-library
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good


Description: "Everyone knows how the three billy goats Gruff tricked the Troll and tossed him into the burn, but it is probable that most people will be surprised and delighted by Williams Stobbs's portrayal of the wicked Troll, who glows luminously on the pages of this gay version of the Norwegian folk tale. The text is taken from Popular Tales from the Norse by Asbjörnsen and Moe."

Stunning, slightly psychedelic, full-colour double-spread illustrations throughout.

Matt pictorial boards repeat jacket design. Negligible bump at tail of spine, else the covers are in superb condition. Unclipped (75p NET) jacket has minor scuffing along its extremities, plus a small closed tear at the head of the spine and on the rear, but is otherwise complete and in very good condition. "Lambeth Public Libraries" blind-stamped on title page, with light inventory number ink-stamped thereon. Otherwise, no other markings are present and the book is in immaculate internal condition: pages are crisp, bright, and very tightly bound.

A scarce and beautiful book.

Measures 24 cm × 18.5 cm (9.6″ × 7.4″). Landscape 8vo. 32 pp.


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