London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. First. hardcover. Edited by Cynthia Asquith & Eileen Bigland. Illustrated. 224pp. decorative end-papers & title page by Rex Whistler. 8vo, white cloth pictorially stamped in blue & silver, d.w. London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1935). First Edition. near fine / near fine.
A fabulous "Gift Book" issued to raise funds for the Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children. Two striking double-page color plates from the Disney Studios are highlights of this treasury, which also includes contributions by Kipling, J.M.Barrie, G.K. Chesterton & Walter de la Mare. The preliminary pages are foxed, both otherwise the book, including the pictorial dust jacket with a portrait of the young princess is near mint.