London and New York: F. Warne & Co., 1950, probable 1st; all seven books listed are prior to 1950 , none later uniform with this book; full colour paintings of three little ducks on a rock in a pond and on the back, Duggie and Dulcie sitting before the fire; Dandie on endpapers in his fancy clothes, coloured plates or full colour illustrations on every spread; in clipped jacket with front identical to boards; 5.5x6.5"; 45 pp. Small hardback.
Maria Duck's two little ducklings, one vain and the other helpful, have different adventures when they spend their uncle Drake's five shilling present. Charming illustrations, the same series as the Aleyne/Robinson books.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Good Plus jacket, 1952 gift inscription, clean, straight, bright pictures and unwrinkled pages, opens freely; in clipped jacket with half inch chip, several one inch tears, tiny chips to extrems, impressions when held slanted to light. Item #21029