SMILEY, Lavinia (author and illustrator). Robin in Danger. London; Faber And Faber. 1956.
12mo. Original pictorial yellow boards, in repeat pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-39; illustrated in line throughout; externally very fresh and bright, internally clean with a child's name in tentative red pen to front free endpaper and some signs of page-turning at lower margins, in a very good example of the unclipped dustwrapper (4s. 6d.) with overall dusting, nicking to spine ends, a short closed tear to head (15mm), and additional nicking, and lateral creasing, to bottom edge of upper panel; scarce, especially so in the dustwrapper.
First edition. An idiosyncratic book, told with line-drawings and speech bubbles with minimal text, telling the adventures of a young boy, Robin, who is starved of attention by his family and in frustration escapes to the woods where he shoots down a witch with his pop-gun. The author and illustrator, Lavinia Smiley, born 1919, is apparently still alive aged 102.