First printing of the beloved children's fantasy.
About fine in very good plus jacket.
"Borrowers love passages, and they love gates; and they love to live a long way from their own front doors."
Norton's classic midcentury fantasy of another world under the floorboards and inside the walls of human houses. The first story about these miniature people who must live by borrowing from humans, THE BORROWERS won the 1952 Carnegie Medal and was followed by four sequels. Though framed as a reminiscence of a previous generation, the Borrowers' precarious lives, yearnings for lost splendor, and ingenuity under trying circumstances all speak to the material realities of postwar Britain, into which the novel was first published. A bright, attractive copy, in an unusually well-preserved dust jacket.
London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, (1952). 7.75'' x 5.5''. Original light blue cloth. In original unclipped (9s. 6d.) dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Color frontispiece. Illustrated throughout by Diana Stanley. 159,  pages. Minor wear to boards. Jacket faintly chipped at heel of spine, with a few small closed tears.
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