ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). John BETJEMAN (author). A Ring of Bells. Poems by John Betjeman. Introduced and Selected by Irene Slade. London, John Murray. 1962.
8vo. Original decorated publisher's boards with wrap-around design by Ardizzone, protected by repeat dustwrapper; pp. v + 129; illustrated throughout in line by Edward Ardizzone; externally very good and clean with a tiny bruise to top forecorner of upper board, internally fresh with one small yellow spot (10mm) to front free endpaper, protected by a clean and attractive dustwrapper with light toning to spine, mild rubbing to top edge, a couple of short closed tears to head (longest 7mm), and another to top edge (13mm).
First edition illustrated by Ardizzone. John Betjeman's engaging verse is selected for children from his anthology Summoned By Bells.