Hold Fast by Your Teeth, by Edward Bawden. Medium 4to, pp., Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1963
Illustrated with 55 coloured lithographs printed by W.S. Cowell. Pictorial boards from a lithograph by the artist, matching dust-jacket. Bookplate. A fine copy in matching dust-jacket..
`Take the Broom' was originally published by Rainbird McLean in an edition of 500 copies in 1952. The text of this has been very much altered. Otherwise, this is the first appearance of the other eight stories, all of which were told by Bawden to his children. In the story Right Away Driver, Richard Bawden may be identified as the engine-driver of the Cheltenham Flyer, Joanna Bawden is the girl in the Schiaparelli hat, and Edward himself is Mr Draw de Nedwab.