HALE, Kathleen (author and illustrator). Orlando (The Marmalade Cat); His Silver Wedding. London; Country Life Limited. 1946.
Folio. Original black cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards, grey cat's paw endpapers, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-31 + [i]; attractively illustrated throughout with vivid colour lithographs; externally near fine with a small bruise to top forecorner of upper board, internally fresh throughout, and uninscribed, protected by an unusually good, unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) with nicking to spine ends, a small hole to spine (1cm) and some light dusting.
Third edition of this classic title, drawn direct to the plate by Kathleen Hale. It first appeared, in card covers without a dustwrapper, two years earlier, in 1944.