Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1954, 1st UK edition, translated from German by Isabel and Florence MacHugh. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket, charming pictorial colour endpapers and numerous b&w illustrations by Rafaello Busoni, 558 pages. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Cover, in light brown cloth boards with dark brown titling to spine and dark brown decoration to front, is in good, clean and bright condition with no significant shelfwear. Internally, the book is in very clean, bright and firm condition with clear text pages and illustrations and no marks, tears, creases or inscriptions. Very small booksellers label at bottom of front endpaper which reads 'The Children's Bookshop, 22 Broad Street, Oxford, England').The dustjacket, which is not price clipped (shows price of 15s net), is in good condition commensurate with age with a little fading to spine, some tanning marks to rear and a little shelfwear to edges. An attractive 1st edition copy, beautifully illustrated, of this wonderful tale of adventure.