London: William Heinemann, 1949. First Edition. The author's first book, notoriously scarce in jacket, basis for the elegant 2003 British film. Ms. Smith went on the write "The Story of the 101 Dalmations."
Near Fine with a bright lavender topstain, in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Small owner name stamp and date of 1949, with a matching personal library entry stamp on the copyright page. Jacket shows no loss, with just a bit of nicking and rubbing here and there, a lightly faded spine (backstrip same), and a tiny date stamp of 1949 on the spine panel. A very pleasing copy overall.