Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Printed boards quarter-bound in yellow cloth with green lettering to spine, illustrated by Robert Lawson, playfully inscribed and doodled on the half-title page by Leaf. The second great children's book by the author of 'Ferdinand.' Top corners lightly rubbed. A wonderful, near fine copy in original cloth-backed patterned boards with origonal dust jacket. Dustjacket near fine, rich and coloful and not faded, with small chip in upper edgeand small closed tear. SIGNED by Munro Leaf with two caricatures--one of Wee Gillis, the other of Leaf. A Caldecott Honor book. Signed copies of the trade edition, especially with original drawings, are very rare and scarcer than the plentiful signed/limited issue. Small quarto. 7.25 x 10.25 in. Unpaginated With Lawson's marvelous black & white illustrations throughout. Overall, a beautiful copy of this calssic Irish children's tale.