EINZIG, Suzanne (illustrator). Norah PULLING (author). Mary Belinda and the ten aunts. London; Transatlantic Arts Ltd. .
Small square 8vo. Original mid-blue cloth lettered in bright pink to upper cover, pictorial colour-lithographed endpapers (different at front and rear), preserved in pictorial dustwrapper illustrated to both panels; pp. ; beautifully and strikingly illustrated throughout with single-, and double-page, lithographed plates in alternate full colour and monochrome; a remarkably fine copy, both externally and internally, without ownership marks, in an equally fine, unclipped dustwrapper (3s 6d).
First edition, printed by W.S. Cowell of Ipswich; also issued in mid-brown cloth lettered in white, 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 resemble Mary Poppins) as she tries to have fun on the beach.