Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1963, 1st printing American; red cloth boards with stamped guinea-pig on board, gilt tiles on spine; black and red guinea-pig watercolour on ffep; tan jacket with Cecile and Jean-Pierre surrounded by re. Juvenile hardback.
Gallico's first book for children, followed by several others about Jean-Pierre and his close bond to Cecile.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, tight and straight, in jacket with faded spine with a few tiny (less than 1/16") edge tears, small surface tear, unclipped 3.25. Item #17745