William - The Bad

CROMPTON, Richmal (author). Thomas HENRY (illustrator). William - The Bad.

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CROMPTON, Richmal (author). Thomas HENRY (illustrator). William - The Bad. London; George Newnes, Limited. 1933.

8vo. Original red cloth lettered in black to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [x], [11]-256; with the iconic line drawings by Henry; a very good copy with mild uniform fading to spine and tiny speckling to fore-edge of book block, with a neat contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, dated 1935, protected by an attractive example of the period dustwrapper (priced 2/6 to upper panel) with overall dusting and rubbing, fading to spine, fraying to spine ends, a few vertical splits to fore-edge fold (which is holding) and small losses to forecorners of upper panel (8 x 11mm and 12 x 4mm).
Early edition, published 3 years after the first. A collection of ten individual stories including "William, Prime Minister" and "The Outlaws and the Cucumber".