London: Methuen: 1954/1940; a reprint, but as the 5th edition, the first of this smaller size; thick boards, red cloth with pasted on plate of Christmas Elephant bearing gifts, silver titles on spine, 7.8x11"; 40 pp. Picture book hardback Babar.
The older paper retains a warm colour quality and on most pictures the size works with this book, which was originally a folio.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, endpapers and first and last pages darkened, small bumps to bottom corners and spine ends and a small bump along spine. Item #21209