AWDRY, The Rev. W. (author). C. Reginald DALBY (illustrator). Troublesome Engines. Leicester; Edmund Ward. 1950.
Landscape small 8vo. Original bright green linson boards decorated and lettered in gilt to upper board, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-62 + [ii]; illustrated throughout with coloured plates; externally fine, internally very good and clean, without inscription, with one tiny and almost unnoticeable adhesion to bottom margin of final leaf (6mm) and only slight toning and faint foxing to endpapers, protected by an uncommonly fresh and attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (4/-) with minor rubbing to spine ends, very faint dusting to lower panel, and a couple of minute (1mm) edge nicks; a very scarce, early title, particularly difficult in this condition.
First edition of No. 5 in Reverend Awdry's Railway Series.