NATIONAL VELVET. London and Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-268 [269-275: ads] [276-278: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], illustrated by Laurian Jones, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Classic story of a fourteen year old girl whose horse wins the Grand National. Basis for the beloved 1944 film starring Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury and a young Elizabeth Taylor. Private owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, his signature and date 17 April 1935 neatly inked at upper edge of front free endpaper verso. Spine lean (a fault common to this book), a very good copy with bright binding and clean interior; no dust jacket. (#102779).
"FIRST PUBLISHED 1935" on copyright page.