Nurse Matilda. Illustrated by [Edward] Ardizzone. ARDIZZONE, Christianna BRAND.
Nurse Matilda. Illustrated by [Edward] Ardizzone.

Nurse Matilda. Illustrated by [Edward] Ardizzone.

Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1964. Second impression. Small 8vo. 127, (1) pp. Publisher's red boards, gilt to the spine and upper cover, dust jacket replicating the same Ardizzone design in colour, not price clipped, silk bookmark, shadow of old bookplate removed to the front free endpaper, all edges red, signed by both Brand and Ardizzone on the half title. Black and white illustrations in the text throughout. Minimal rubbing to the extremities of the jacket, an attractive copy. The book was later used as the basis for the film Nanny McPhee. The author and illustrator were cousins and the stories from this series were purportedly based on tales told by their grandfather. Published two months after the first printing. Item #33959

Price: £100.00

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