First Edition, First Printing. illustrated by Robert Lawson and playfully inscribed and doodled on the half-title page by Leaf with two caricatures--one of Wee Gillis, the other of Leaf himself! A Caldecott Honor book. Best on the market by far. Signed copies of the trade edition, especially with original drawings, are very rare and scarcer than the plentiful signed/limited issue. Near fine in a very good plus just jacket. Printed boards quarter-bound in yellow cloth with green lettering to spine, 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 original dust jacket. Dustjacket near fine, rich and colorful and not faded, with small chip in upper edge and small closed tear. Small quarto. 7.25 x 10.25 in. Unpaginated With Lawson's marvelous black & white illustrations throughout. Overall, a beautiful copy of this classic Irish children's tale.