HAWKINS, Irene (illustrator). Elizabeth RAMAL (author). Timothy.

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HAWKINS, Irene (illustrator). Elizabeth RAMAL (author). Timothy. London; Faber And Faber, Limited. 1943.

Large 8vo. Original yellow cloth with a vignette of a monkey in green to upper cover, double-page pictorial endpapers (different at front and rear), preserved in white pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-47 + [i]; with coloured lithograph plates and full-, and half-page illustrations after engravings throughout; a fine copy, without inscription, protected by an unusually good, unclipped dustwrapper (6s.) with nicking to spine ends and a short, closed tear (20mm) to heel.
First edition. A day in the life of a young boy who makes friends with an old sailor and accompanies him on imaginary wild adventures. It is tempting to speculate that the story was inspired by Edward Ardizzone's earlier tale of Little Tim and the Brave Captain which was published by Oxford University Press in 1936.