Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1963, stated 1st printing American; red cloth boards with blind stamped guinea-pig on board, gilt tiles on spine; black and red guinea-pig watercolour on endpapers; tan jacket with Cecile and Jean-Pierre surrounded by red hearts; 7 full page coloured illustrations and many pink and black paintings in text; 7.3x10.5"; 44 pp. 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 jacket; no names, book itself as new; in jacket with faded spine, light soil to back; two inch wrinkled tear to spine top; unclipped 3.25. Item #20977