EINZIG, Suzanne (illustrator). Norah PULLING (author). Mary Belinda and the ten aunts. London; Transatlantic Arts Ltd. .
Small square 8vo. Original mid-brown cloth lettered in white to upper cover, pictorial colour-lithographed endpapers (different at front and rear), preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. ; beautifully and strikingly illustrated throughout with single-, and double-page, lithographed plates in alternate full colour and monochrome; externally fine, internally clean, in a bright and attractive, price-clipped dustwrapper with toning and rubbing to spine fold, nicking to spine ends and forecorners, and a contemporary gift inscription in ink to front flap.
First edition, also issued in pale blue cloth and in pictorial boards, with no precedence known. A deservedly popular and quirky book in rhyme about a young girl, Mary Belinda, who eventually escapes the strictures of her ten fearsome aunts (who each look like Mary Poppins) as she tries to have fun on the beach.