London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1932. First trade edition. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial onlay of the title page to the front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 12 illustrations in colour, and many others in black and white throughout the text. A minor blemish to title page and tissue guard, an excellent copy in a fine binding.
First edition, first impression. With an original ink illustration of the five little ducks and a signed inscription on the binder’s front blank “To May Starkie from Edyth & Arthur Rackham Xmas ‘32.” Fine (Item #2337)