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A Hat for Rhinoceros: And other stories [SIGNED]


FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR. Slim 8vo, pp. 80, amply illustrated by Gill in the year of publication. Light blue cloth, spine lettered in red and black. Slight lean to spine, offsetting from dust jacket, fine bands of sunning at board edges. Edges and endpapers foxed, occasionally to text block. Inscribed by Gill in blue pen to b/w frontis, below her illustration of a rhinoceros with its hat: “Best wishes,/ Margery Gill/ 1959”. In Gill’s original illustrated dust jacket: price-clipped, light wear to extremities, spine darkened, toned and spotted, short closed tear to top edge of front panel. Still, the cover art remains pleasingly vivid. Very good/ very good. A lovely copy of Hewett’s “jungle tales for young children,” scarce signed by Gill.