ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Christianna BRAND (author). Nurse Matilda. London, Brockhampton Press. 1964.
Small 8vo. Original green publisher's boards elaborately gilt, red endpapers, red edges, with original red ribbon marker, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper, pp. [iv], 5-127 + [i]; with line drawings throughout in profusion; a fine copy with a tiny, and neat, ownership name in ink to half-title, protected by a fresh and sharp, unclipped dustwrapper (12/6) with a trace of toning and foxing to spine and rubbing to forecorners.
First edition. The first of the three classic Nurse Matilda titles, which provided the material for the film Nanny McPhee (Universal Pictures, 2005).