The Borrowers. With Illustrations by Diana Stanley.
NORTON Mary (1952.)
£1200.00 [First Edition]
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Illustrated by Diana Stanley. First edition. 8vo., original pale blue cloth, dust jacket. London, J. M. Dent & Sons,
Top edge dusty, otherwise a near fine copy in pictorial dust jacket, just slightly rubbed at the head and tail of the spine. This, the first in the 'Borrowers' series, has become part of English Folklore, a tribute to the author's astonishing skill in creating her believable family of tiny people, the sombre chiaroscuro drawings by Diana Stanley perfectly matching the authors style. The writer A.N. Wilson considered this book as an allegory of post-war Britain, with its diminished people living in an old decaying Big House.
Stock Code: 223791