London: Gerald Howe Ltd., 1934. [Classic Children's Fantasy] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii; 206; , imprint; , blank. With black and white illustrations. Publisher's sunflower yellow cloth blocked in blue, illustrated endpapers, top edge blue, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 5s. A few thumb marks and smudges to prelim xi, else text is clean, cloth very bright, jacket chipped at spine ends and corners. A particularly rare book in jacket. The first appearance of the magical English nanny Mary Poppins, one of the most beloved characters in children's literature. The enchanting illustrations are by Mary Shepard (1909-2000), daughter of the famous book artist E.H. Shepard. Item #60638
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