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Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.

Bond, Michael

The Adventures of Paddington (Signed By The Author) Collins : 1965


The First UK Printing published by Collins in 1965. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. A little pushing at the spine ends. Some light fading to the lower spine end and rear edges. Gilt titling and decorations remains very bright. Free from inscriptions. The pages remain very clean with just a little toning to the text block. The WRAPPER is complete and is correctly priced at 16s. net. A little edge-wear with some rubbing and slight loss at the spine ends and corners. A small closed tear to the front cover upper edge. The wrapper is notorious for its fragility. This particular wrapper however, is in lovely condition and appears very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed by the author to the title page : ''Best wishes, Michael Bond'. 'The adventures of Paddington' comprises the 'A Bear Called Paddington' and 'More about Paddington' titles. It has drawings and colour plates by Peggy Fortnum. The colour plates appear here for the first time in this edition. A very scarce title to find with such attributes.




First UK Edition

Current Condition

Very Good++