Tunbridge Wells: Courier Co., no date [circa 1932]. [Children's Illustrated] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 17cm), pp.45 . Illustrated through with silhouettes by Johnson. INSCRIBED by the author in black ink to fly-leaf: 'Aunt Agatha | October 1932 | with special greetings.' Publisher's blue paper over boards, with black titles to upper. A further black ink prize inscription to fly-leaf, dated April 1933. Light spotting throughout. Spine toned, with some general wear to binding, a glue burn to lower board, and some bowing to upper. Very good. A quaint Children's tale by a writer for the Kent and Sussex Courier, who accidentally founded a children's charity known as the Pea-Nut Club in 1931. The Club was popular and successful, providing funds for the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead into the 1960's. Only one other copy is available, at the British Library, erroneously dated 1934. Item #59619
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