JANSSON, Tove (author and illustrator). Thomas WARBURTON (translator). The Exploits of Moominpappa; Described by himself. London; Ernest Benn Limited. 1952.
8vo. Original linen-textured orange cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt to spine and upper board; pp. [x], 11-156 + [iv]; with wonderful black-and-white illustrations throughout in profusion including full-page plates; externally and internally fine bar a tiny bruise to bottom forecorner of upper cover, without inscription, protected by a fresh, unclipped, dustwrapper (8/6) with slim chipping to head of spine (to a maximum depth of 3mm) and corners; another tiny chip to bottom edge of upper panel (4 x 2mm); a nick to heel of spine; and a couple of very short, nearly closed, edge tears (longest 8mm); increasingly scarce.
First edition in English, first issue, with lettering and vignette in gilt to covers, rather than royal blue. This is the third Moomin title in English following Finn Family Moomintroll (1950) and Comet in Moominland (1951).