SIGNED BY STREATFEILD
STREATFEILD, Noel (author). Milein COSMAN (illustrator). White Boots. London; Collins. 1951.
8vo. Original red cloth gilt, in pictorial dustwrapper with wrap-around design; pp. [iv], 5-256; with line drawings by Milein Cosman; a very good copy indeed with a little dulling to spine gilt; internally fine and fresh throughout with the unavoidable vertical strip of offset-browning to first and final leaf; the scarce unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) in uncommonly bright and clean condition with a little rubbing to folds, a sliver of horizontal loss across head of spine (not encroaching on the title), and neat brown paper-strengthening to the reverse at spine extremities and corners; scarce, especially signed.
First edition of this classic career novel for children, following in the wake of the huge success of Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes. This book tells the story of a child skater who trains to become a champion. Signed by Noel Streatfeild, in ink, to the front free endpaper, and dated 1952.