ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). The Old Ballad of the Babes in the Wood. London; The Bodley Head. 1972.
Royal 8vo. Original pictorial boards, preserved in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-28 + [iii]; illustrated throughout in alternate colour and line; a fine, uninscribed copy in a fresh unclipped dustwrapper (£1.10) with 3 tiny closed tears (longest 5mm) to top edge and a touch of associated creasing.
First edition. The traditional fairy tale conveyed in rhyme, with Ardizzone's charming illustrations.