First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to her sister, inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Guen, with much love Ray (Richmal Crompton)”. Richmal Crompton (1890-1969) is, of course, best known for the William books but she also penned a number of very popular adult novels. Books inscribed by her are uncommon.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket lightly toned, back panel a little soiled and lightly foxed. A very good copy.