FARMER GILES OF HAM. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-78  [80: colophon], two inserted plates with color illustrations and other drawings in the text by Pauline Diana Baynes, original decorated orange boards, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, top edge stained gray, decorated endpapers. First edition, trade issue, the earliest, bound in orange boards stamped in light blue in dust jacket with printed price of "6s. net." One of 4500 copies in trade binding published 20 October 1949. Fantasy tale set in England before the time of King Arthur. The story of Farmer Giles and his encounters with giants, talking dogs and a dragon. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1038. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, p. 1727. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 166. Hammond and Anderson A4a. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust wrapper with 23 mm closed tear at upper rear flap fold. A very pretty copy. (#135382).
"First published in 1949" on copyright page.