Rescuers a fantasy. by Margery Sharp with Illustrations by Garth Williams. Little, Brown and Company. (1959). Stated "First Edition". with a long inscription that appears to be in Margery Sharp's handwriting - "Happy Birthday 1959/to/"My Baby Mousie"/and his family of/"mouses" from/(the original) Mama Mousie/Kemp Leach"(herself)/who like "Miss Bianca" is off/on a "charming adventure"K/(KMargery Sharp". Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. DUST JACKET: has age tanning, mostly evident in the back panel but in reality is extensive. There is edge wear. A small gouge on the middle of the front edge of the spine that breaks through the paper. Has the original price $3.50. There are no unusual folds or signifiant missing pieces. Now in Mylar dust jacket protector BOOK: Appears to have foxing on the top of the pages, and some on the top edge of the cover (dust soiling) and some brown staining on the bottom edge of the cover.There is a bit of stain inside the front cover. There are no previous owner markings in the book (highlightinhg or othrwise) no creases or folds to the pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print-on-demand.
Margery Sharp (1905-1991) was an English author writing numerous books, both for children and adults. Her most famous work is The Rescuers series about a mouse named Miss Bianca, which was later adapted in two animated feature films, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under by Disney. The Rescuers, though originally written for an adult audience, became hugely popular with children. Sharp continued the series with a further eight books, illustrated by Garth Williams, who had previously illustrated other children's classics like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. (wikipedia) AL17a