London: Heinemann, 1959. This is the book along with the original watercolor mock-up from the book’s production; along with the final, original, camera-ready acrylic painting of the cover.
Book is good only in good dustjack with creases and a large (1″ 1/4″ in chip at base of spine (see pic). Book itself shows some spotting and tiny chips from the first dozen pages or so…but we’re not here for the book, which, in great shape, can be had online for $50 or so.
Here’s the cool stuff: the watercolor mock-up, 9 1/8″” x 7 3/4″, is taped on the back side of the mat for the acrylic painting, with penciled notes from, I’ll assume, the art director at Heinemann?
I gently peeled back the matting from the acrylic painting, which is about 8″ x 10″, to reveal more of the director’s notes.