1983 The Reluctant Dragon
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
A charming tale about a young English boy and an odd dragon striking up an unlikely friendship in medieval England.
The first edition thus of this work, the first to contain brilliant illustrations in colour by Michael Hague.
Written by noted author Kenneth Grahame, most well-known for his work, The Wind in the Willows (1908). He originally wrote The Reluctant Dragon in 1898.
Enclosed in the original pictorial dust wrapper.
Containing a previous owner's ink inscription to the front free-endpaper: 'Lucy, from Mama and Papa xx, 15/4/84 Oliver's Christening'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, lovely. Original unclipped dust wrapper is very smart, with just some light age-toning and a few marks to the front of the wrap. Previous owner's ink inscription to the front free-endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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