London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited, (1958).
Hardcover. First edition. Very near fine in an about very good dustwrapper with an ink squiggle on the front panel, several small chips and tears, and with clippings for the world premiere of the stage version and for the film laid in. Inscribed by the author to actress Vivien Leigh: "For Vivien for Christmas with my love always. Mary." A fable for children, basis for the film of the same name, which included one of the earliest performances by the author’s daughter, Hayley Mills. Also made into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992 with lyrics by Jim Steinman. Leigh was a close family friend and the godmother of Hayley’s sister, Juliet Mills.