First edition, first impression. 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. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial onlay of the frontispiece set within a keyhole blocked in gilt, decoration to turn-ins, cream endpapers with the originals bound in at front, gilt edges. Illustrated by Diana Stanley. A fine copy.