ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Noel LANGLEY (author). Desbarollda, The Waltzing Mouse. London; Lindsay Drummond. 1947.
8vo. Original red cloth-backed grey flecked boards with neat historiated initial "D" printed in black to upper cover, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii] + 63 + [i]; with 31 illustrations printed in 3 colours, including full-page plates; externally and internally fine bar some slight marking and spotting to free endpapers and a contemporary presentation inscription, dated 1951, protected by a very pleasing, unclipped, dustwrapper (8/6) with nicking to corners, slight chipping to spine ends, and one associated closed tear to head (15mm).
First edition. A classic children's title by the author of The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger (1937).