SEARLE, Ronald (illustrator). Hurrah for St. Trinians and other lapses .. London: Macdonald. 1948.
8vo. Publisher's textured cream boards with a small vignette in red to upper cover, lettered red to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-96; with full-page plates throughout in black and white by Searle; a very good copy with a very neat, but longish, contemporary inscription "from one elderly spinster to another" to front free endpaper, in a pleasing, lightly dusted, and price-clipped wrapper with small and narrow loss to head of spine to a depth of 6mm; an elusive volume.
First edition of the first St. Trinian's book, with a foreword by D.B. Wyndham Lewis. A delicous selection of Searle's humorous drawings drawn from Lilliput, Punch, The Tatler and The Radio Times including many featuring his famous St. Trinian's girls.