1st edition, published by Hutchinson circa 1916.
Beige pictorial glazed boards.
Red lettering on covers.
Black lettering on spine.
39 illustrations by Louis Wain (red, black and blue) both full page and in the text.
The Little Soldiers are cats, the hero of the story is Tommy Catkin, who rises through the ranks to captain, and marries the King's daughter.
Boards generally clean and firm, occasional spotting.
Closed tear in paper of upper board, 9 cm. from lower edge.
Spine has been professionally relaid.
Half title foxed and slightly chipped at edges.
Neat gift dedication on reverse of frontispiece.
Pages are white and clean, occasional wear at edges.
Catalogue Number: #98228