Osbert
Osbert
Osbert
Osbert

STREATFEILD, Noel (author). Susanne SUBA (illustrator). Osbert.

Regular price
£298.00
Sale price
£298.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

INSCRIBED BY STREATFEILD

STREATFEILD, Noel (author). Susanne SUBA (illustrator). Osbert. [New York]. Rand McNally & Company. 1950.

Square 8vo. Original pictorial heavy green boards, in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-30 + [ii]; with illustrations on every page in alternate colour and monochrome; very good copy, both externally and internally, complete with the unused thick card of punch-out "Slotties" at the rear; a very good copy, both externally and internally with some offsetting to rear pastedown and the jacket flaps, from the press-outs; in the dustwrapper with abrasions to spine, rubbing to ends, and corners, and some light marking.
First edition, a Presentation Copy, inscribed to the front free endpaper by Streatfeild to her amanuensis, proof-reader, and friend June Allen, "June, you missed typing this which was a good thing as it was heavy work!! But here it is with my love Noel".
Osbert the dog is not invited to Aunt Cathy's wedding, but Peter, Ann, Jane and Andrew decide that the event will not be complete without him. His eventual appearance, as "the most beautiful dog in the world", generates a great deal of excitement. An interesting model book including a press-out stand-up figure of Osbert the dog, together with a mirror.

#2116509