First Edition of Paddington's Storybook; Warmly Inscribed by Michael Bond
Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
Item Number: 50004
London: Collins, 1983.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Warmly inscribed and dated in 1984 by Michael Bond on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"Paddington's appeal came not only from the hilarious situations and mishaps in which he found himself… but also from Peggy Fortnum's pen-and-ink sketches, which capture Paddington's bewitching charm and combination 'little boy/small bear' character… Bond's books recognize the everyday worries of small, accident-prone children and treat their fears with compassion, wit and laughter" (Silvey, 70-71).