First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front of the frontis, ” James Pearson-with lots of love from Aunt Mary,who knows he will have a Happy Christmas, Dec. 1952.” 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. Spine rolled, rubbing to ends of spine and corners, wear along edges, occasional spotting, in the dust jacket with chips to ends of spine, chipping to corners, chipping along rear flap edge, faint stain to rear panel lower edge, faint spotting to panels. Still a very good copy.