The 1974 reissue with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. A bright UK first edition thus.
Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is has been clipped - hence the Near Fine description. Looks very sharp.
Book: The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. It shows an insignificant hint of trivial bruising at the head of the spine. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are fresh. No foxing. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Bodley Head, 1974
Condition: Near Fine ++. Wrapper: Near Fine