First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front of the frontis, ” Miss Rhodes, wishing you a happy Christmas and in appreciation of your interest, Mary Norton.” Also laid in is a letter from the publisher addressed to Miss Rhodes of Hatchards, thanking her for her support of the title, dated same year as publication. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works.
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Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in red, illustration to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Diana Stanley. An excellent copy, with likewise dust jacket with just a hint of spotting to the rear panel and verso.