Toby The Tram Engine

AWDRY, The Rev. W. (author). C. Reginald DALBY (illustrator). Toby The Tram Engine.

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AWDRY, The Rev. W. (author). C. Reginald DALBY (illustrator). Toby The Tram Engine. Leicester; Edmund Ward (Publishers) Ltd. 1952.

Landscape small 8vo. Original pale greenish-grey linson boards decorated and lettered in red, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-62 + [ii]; with coloured plates throughout; a near fine copy, both externally and internally, with just a touch of rucking to upper joint, without inscription, protected by a pleasing, unclipped example of the scarce dustwrapper (4/6) with dust-soiling and rubbing, nicking to extremities, some lateral creasing to upper panel, one small hole to upper fore-edge fold, and 4 closed edge tears (longest 40mm), now expertly repaired to the reverse with archival tissue; a scarce title.
First edition. Number 7 in Reverend Awdry's Railway Series.

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