Cider With Rosie

LEE, Laurie (author). John WARD (illustrator). Cider With Rosie.

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LEE, Laurie (author). John WARD (illustrator). Cider With Rosie. London: The Hogarth Press, 1959.

8vo. Original mid green linson boards lettered, and decorated, in gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 280, [iv]; with full-page illustrations in line; text block near-fine, slight compression to spine ends, a few small spots, and previous ownership sticker to ffep; else near-fine in a very good jacket, toned to spine ends and edges, and a few small nicks to top of spine and inner flaps.
First edition, first issue, including the reference, on p. 272, to the fire at the local piano factory, which became the subject of threatened legal action: "There was a fire at the piano-works almost every year, it seemed to be a way of balancing the books".