ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Eva-Lis WUORIO (author). The Land of Right Up and Down.

London, Dennis Dobson. 1964.


Large square 8vo. Original pictorial boards with wrap-around design, preserved in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-59 + [ii]; illustrated with 3 double-page coloured plates and 20 other half-page line drawings; a very attractive copy with rubbing to edges and corners and bruising to spine ends; internally fine, without inscription; protected by an attractive (if somewhat faded), and unclipped, dustwrapper with neat bookseller's label covering the original price, very small chipping to spine ends, rubbing to joints and edges, and dust-soiling to spine; an elusive title.

First English edition: also issued in the same year by the World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York. A delightful children's story set in the mountains of Andorra as the village prepares for the annual fiesta. A small girl's excitement is redirected when a fascinating lady, in search of a rare little butterfly, pays a visit.