AWDRY, The Rev. W. (author). C. Reginald DALBY (illustrator). Edward The Blue Engine. London; Edmund Ward (Publishers) Ltd. 1954.
Landscape small 8vo. Original light blue linson boards, lettered and decorated in gilt to upper board, preserved in original red pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-62 + [ii]; with coloured plates throughout; an attractive copy with some fading and toning along top edge, internally very good and clean throughout, without inscription, protected by an unusually pleasing, unclipped, dustwrapper (4/6) with rubbing to edges, light overall dusting, tiny edge nicking, one short closed tear (15mm) to top edge of upper panel (now archivally repaired with tissue to the reverse) with associated creasing, and another small surface scuff.
First edition. Number 9 in Reverend Awdry's Railway Series. A rather scarce and sought-after title.