Very scarce first edition of Reginald's adventures in Chunky-Town with the wooden children Chippy and Delia.
Very good plus.
"There isn't one that owns a park,/ Or keeps a powdered flunkey—/ Yet nobody, I may remark,/ Is happier than a Chunky!"
The Chunkies are a wide-eyed companion group to Preston's better-known Peek-A-Boos, who have adventures and get into mischief.
London: Henry Frowde/ Hodder & Stoughton, . 9.25'' x 8.25''. Original pictorial boards with embossed color paste-on. Eight full-page color plates with numerous half-page black-and-white illustrations throughout. Pictorial endpapers of a man feeding a wooden duck.  pages. Ink gift inscription to verso of half-title page: "Violet/ With loving wishes for/ many Happy Returns/ of this/ day—/ From,/ Mamma & Dada/ 25th January 1918./ Pembroke Dock."Some light rubbing to edges, head and tail slightly bumped; some light foxing throughout. Overall neat and sound.
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