BURNETT, Frances Hodgson (author). Lauren CHILD (designer). The Secret Garden. London; Puffin Classics. 2010.
8vo. Original highly decorative pictorial card covers with a die-cut design of a woodland scene in three layers forming a three-dimensional scene on upper board, with original yellow satin ribbon marker and affixed metal key and double-page scene, printed on card, to form lower cover, preserved in publisher's perspex slipcase printed with limitation details; pp. [viii] + 335 + [i], printed throughout on lime green stock; a fine example of a sought-after collectable.
First edition thus, limited to only 1,000 numbered copies, designed by the prominent children's author and illustrator Lauren Child to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Puffin Books. This production was an immediate success, sold out quickly on publication, and is now a scarce collectable.