Title: My Happy Time Story Book
Author: Unknown
Illustrator: Unknown
Year: 1970
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Twinkle Books (Murrays Childrens Books)
Remarks: c.1970
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket

 

Description: A very rare book containing a number of charming, yet uncredited, fairy tales which were clearly written exclusively for this book. King Kandy's predicament when rain threatens to fall on the realm of Sugar Land is particularly amusing.

Delightful two-tone monochrome (varying between yellow, orange, green, and magenta) illustrations on virtually every page (some are full-page). B&W illustrations of an Alsatian and a snail with a top hat on the front and rear pastedowns, respectively. B&W frontispiece of an elf fishing on a toadstool.

As can be appreciated in the image, the front cover has a small, rectangular loss near the title and there is a small stain near the upper right corner. The corners are bumped and the lower ones are chipped. The illustration on the front is repeated on the back and is in better condition there. The binding is relatively tight. The pages are lightly tanned but completely unmarked – apart from some light foxing on the pastedowns, contents page, and penultimate page. One page has suffered a 1.5 cm × 2 cm loss in its lower corner. Previous owner's name neatly printed on front pastedown.

No year of publication given, but believed to date from 1970.

Measures 24.5 cm × 17 cm (9.8″ × 6.8″). 4to. Unpaginated.

Price: £14.00 £10.00

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