SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrator). Shirley GOULDEN (author). Royal Reflections, Stories For Children. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1956.
8vo. Original pale blue linen-textured boards, lettered in darker blue to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [x], 11-139 +  publisher's advert.; with line-drawings throughout; a very fresh copy, both externally and internally, without ownership inscription, presented in a pleasing, unclipped, dustwrapper (9s 6d) with a little light dusting, small rubbing to spine ends and a minor very pale mark to upper panel.
First edition. A fine collection of new fairy tales on the theme of princes and princesses, many with an important moral message, but all told with humour and wit, includes "The Cultured King and the Savage Sovereign"; "The King with a Wandering Mind"; "Prince Bravio and the Silver Soldiers"; "The Crownless Prince", "The Pleasantly Plain Princess" and "Prince Paul and the Prep-School Pupil".