The Blackbird in the Lilac by James Reeves (Oxford, 1952) illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
Poems for Children – The Blackbird in the Lilac
Geoffrey Cumberlege at Oxford University Press, 1st edition 1952
Illustrated by Edward Ardizonne.
Hardback in dustwrapper. xii, 95pp including b/w illustrations. 8.75 x 5.5 inches approx. (223mm x 143mm).
Dustwrapper showing some wear and creasing, with small loss, to head of spine and top edge; spotting to top edge of front flap. Two pages with some adhesion damage, and two pages with a small patch of foxing/staining (see accompanying images); spotting to top edge of page-block; occasional foxing or mark but generally pages very clean.
Overall, a particularly nice, fresh copy – quite lovely.