PEAKE, Mervyn (illustrator). Paul Britten AUSTIN (author). The Wonderful Life & Adventures of Tom Thumb; An English Fairy Story [First and Second Parts]. Stockholm, Radiotjänst. 1954 and 1955.
Small 8vo.; 2 volumes; original cream card covers pictorially decorated in red and blue respectively; pp. [viii], 9-126; [viii], 9-134; illustrated throughout with drawings in line; very good clean copies of this scarce and fragile set in almost uniform condition priced 3:50 kr and 4 kronor to lower covers, as required, with some toning to covers and slight marking, a weak crease, to upper cover of Part One,, complete with the charming, and fully-realised, miniature book tipped-in at page 97 of the second volume; a scarce and fragile set; increasingly scarce.
First editions illustrated by Peake: first issue of volume one, volume two was only published in one issue. These little books were published in English as teaching aids, therefore many sets are heavily used and annotated.