THE LITTLE GREY MEN by Denys Watkins-Pitchford 1st American Edition HC/DJ, 1949
The Little Grey Men by Denys Watkins-Pitchford, First Edition First Printing (American), 1949 HC with Rare DJ
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1949) – Scribner's "A" present
The boards and binding are clean, sturdy and tight with very little shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save the first blank page has been removed. The dust jacket is in good condition save a closed tear at the top of the back and the bottom of the front. Dust jacket has also been clipped. Wonderful copy of a very famous children's story about the adventures of British gnomes. Beautifully illustrated by the author! A rare find with the wonderful DJ intact.
The last four gnomes in Britain live on the banks of the bubbling Folly
brook. They are perfectly happy with their quiet life, except, that is,
for one, Cloudberry. Restless and longing for adventure,
Cloudberry sets off to follow his dream. But when he doesn't return, the
remaining gnomes must set off on their own adventure to find him. This
is the story of the brothers' epic journey in search of Cloudberry and
is set against the background of the English countryside, beginning in
spring, continuing through summer, and concluding in autumn, when the
first frosts start to arrive.
This enchanting tale was the
winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and features the author's own
beautiful illustrations throughout. (Amazon)