SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrator). Susan COLLING (author). Frogmorton.

London, St. James's Place. 1955.


8vo. Original pale blue cloth lettered and decorated in red to spine and upper board, preserved in original dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-157 + [ii]; illustrated with 34 line drawings by Shepard; externally and internally near fine with the merest suggestion of sun-fading to spine; the unclipped dustwrapper also in very attractive condition with some general dusting, a few tiny nicks along top edge, and one short (20mm) closed tear to upper edge of lower panel.

First edition. A gentle tale of old Timothy Tortoise and his loyal friend Frederick Fitzherbert Frog; both elderly gentlemen enjoying the twilight of their lives. This adventure begins at Christmastime and culminates in a meeting with Santa Claus himself.