The Mouse And His Child.
Faber and Faber 24 Russell Square.
Pictures by lillian hoban.
8vo. 8 x 5.5 inches. 200 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A little damp staining of spine and foxing of top edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by map and text figures by Lillian Hoban. First edition of the classic children's novel, relating the adventures of a wind-up toy mouse. It is a dark philosophical tale for older children and was the first full length novel by the author to be published. Illustrated by his first wife it became one of his best known works, with many later editions. Russell Hoban (1925-2011) was an expatriate US author living in London from 1969, a writer of fantasy mainstream and science fiction and children's literature.
[Stock No. 27365]