JANSSON, Tove (author and illustrator). Det Osynliga Barnet, och andra berättelser [Tales From Moominvalley]. [Stockholm]; Gebers. .
8vo. Original cream cloth-backed pictorial boards, lettered blue to spine; pp. [vi], 7-166 + [ii]; with a total of 93 delightful line drawings, including many full-page, depicting Moomins in their world; a remarkably fresh copy, both externally and internally, with none of the dusting or commonly found discoloration to spine and only insignificant dust-soiling to lower board, internally fine and uninscribed, with the unavoidable light offsetting to free endpapers.
First Swedish edition, issued without a dustwrapper and priced 9:75 [kr.] to lower board. This title was published in the same year in Swedish by Gebers in Stockholm and Schildts in Helsinki. The title translates literally as "The Invisible Child and Other Stories" and is the seventh, and longest, book in the Moomin series, being assembled from nine short stories: Vårvisan (The Spring Tune); En hemsk historia (A Tale of Horror); Filifjonkan som trodde på katastrofer (The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters); Historien om den sista draken i världe (The Last Dragon in the World); Hemulen som älskade tystnad (The Hemulen Who Loved Silence); Berättelsen om det osynliga barnet (The Invisible Child); Hatifnattarnas hemlighet (The Secret of the Hattifatteners); Cedric (Cedric), and Granen (The Fir Tree). It was published in English as Tales From Moominvalley (1963).