Sydney: Ure Smith, 1953.
A Garden Whim-Wham by May Gibbs.
May Gibb's last book. Gumnut babies, banksiamen and more in the story of Prince Dande Lion and his adventures.
Quarto bound in illustrated paper boards, 240 mm x 180 mm, 117 pages (including 3 page glossary), colour frontispiece and 3 full page colour plates, 12 full page black & white illustrations and many additional line drawings in text, original 1953 gift inscription and later bookplate, sporadic spots throughout, lacks dustwrapper, small closed tear to half title, many closed tears ranging from 20 mm to 65 mm at base of page, horrible tape repair to page 95, still better than good.