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 cover, preserved in original red pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-62 + [ii]; with coloured plates throughout; a very bright, and near fine, copy with a small and neat contemporary ink inscription, dated Xmas 1954, to front free endpaper; protected by an attractive, partially-clipped dustwrapper (4/6) with dust-soiling to lower panel, rubbing to spine and corners, and 4 very short, and closed, edge tears (longest 7mm).
First edition. Number 9 in Reverend Awdry's Railway Series. A rather scarce and sought-after title.