ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Christianna BRAND (author). Nurse Matilda; Nurse Matilda Goes To Town; Nurse Matilda Goes To Hospital. London; Bloomsbury Children's Books. 2005.
8vo.; 3 volumes in original publisher's slipcase; original coloured boards in green, purple and red, respectively, each elaborately and pictorially blocked in gilt and preserved in coloured pictorial dustwrappers, each with a ribbon marker; pp. [ii], 3-126 + [i]; [ii], 3-124; [ii], 3-122; with delightful line drawings decorating the text throughout, all by Edward Ardizzone; a fine set.
Recent reprints of the original editions, produced in facsimile pictorial cloth bindings and illustrated dustwrappers and thus retaining their period charm. These three works were adapted to create the screenplay for the motion picture Nanny McPhee (Universal Pictures 2005) starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth and its sequel Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010).