HALE, Kathleen (author and illustrator). Orlando The Marmalade Cat; A Trip Abroad. London; Country Life Ltd. 1939.
Folio. Original pictorial boards, blue cat's paw endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; [ii], 3-32; exquisitely illustrated throughout in full colour to every page, printed throughout in offset lithography; both externally and internally a very nearly fine, and exquisite, copy with only mild rubbing to lower edges and minute tear to corner tips; internally pristine, without inscription, protected by a remarkably clean and attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (6/-) with chipping to spine ends and corners, semi-circular loss (55 x 20mm) to bottom edge of lower forecorner, 2 neat closed tears (75mm and 30mm) to bottom edge (now archivally repaired to the reverse), a couple of other negligible short scarf edge tears, and a bit of lateral creasing to bottom margin of lower panel.
First edition of the scarce second title in the Orlando series, presented in the first issue dustwrapper with a single review of the preceding title Orlando, A Camping Holiday to lower flap.