Set of Four E. Nesbit Picture Books


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Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: Carole Gray, Shirley Tourret, Annabel Spenceley, and Elroy Hughes

NESBIT, E[dith]. Set of Four Picture Books. Being: The Ice Dragon. Pictures by Carole Gray; The Town in the Library. Pictures by Shirley Tourret; The Book of Beasts. Pictures by Annabel Spenceley; and The Cockatoucan. Pictures by Elroy Hughes. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers [1988]. Square 8vos, 32pp each. Blue, gray, green and red cloth with color pictorial cover labels and stamped in gold and navy, charcoal, dark green, and dark red. Color illustrations throughout. Fine copies without dust jackets as issued.


First US editions with these illustrations, all issued in 1988. A charming set of four fantastically magical stories all from the short story collections of this early master of children’s fantasy. Filled with magical worlds, mythical creatures, and Nesbit’s wonderful humor and wit, these delightful tales are a wonderful addition to any collection.