London: Collins, 14 St. James Place: 1957/1945, 4th printing (impression) #12; peach paper boards with coral titles and coloured illustration of LGR and friends surrounding the little hen, ivory endpapers with LGR's house in the wood in dark coral; title list facing title page, coated paper, little framed coloured illustrations every fourth page; in matte jacket identical to boards, also with title list on back and an ad for LGR's painting book on the flap; 5.25x7"; 80 pp. Small hardback.
The Speckledy Hen went off on her own to lay her eggs, but soon the Fox is watching over her hiding place. How to distract him? Fuzzypeg, now a real "scollard", reads him the story of the Fox and the Grapes while the hen sneaks back to the farmyard with her chicks. "She was very tough, that Speckledy Hen," said the fox.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, straight and clean; in very nice jacket with extremely light soil, 3/8" closed tear and crease on back; unclipped 2/6. Item #20338