"Or The Magical Trip of the Sugar Bowl Ship". Written and illustrated by Harold Gaze, published by Longmans, Green, and Co. in 1925. First edition. With eight coloured plates and line drawings. There are hidden faces to be found in many of the pictures. Illustrated end papers.
Harold Gaze was born in New Zealand in 1885. He studied art in London, moved to Australia during WWI, and finally settled in Pasadena, California in 1927, where he lived for over 30 years.
In good used condition, bound in grey cloth with blue lettering and blue pixie and fairy on front board, areas of discolouration to top fore edge of boards. Binding and block tight. Dust jacket with paste down of one of the coloured plates, showing wear, and discolouration to spine. Tear (5-6 cm) on front edge and front hinge area. Edges chipped head and tail of spine, and small tears top of spine.