United Kingdom: 1940s. The story of princess Pippette who lived with her parents the King and Queen and the Royal Nurse in a castle. In essence - she had a bad day was playing with her best crown, knocked the jewels out and was spanked by the Royal Nurse. She ran away from the castle, being out for the first time in her life, explored the world was given a balloon by the balloon man. She happened upon the "Pinnikins" fairies in a fairy land with toadstool tables and custard in acorn cups, where she witnesses adventures and misadventures. When the "clock struck" she realized she was hungry and went back to the castle, was welcomed with open arms and not punished as all were pleased at her safe return. Told in a fair more charming and engaging way...
25 manuscript pages (of these 3 have in-text pen and ink drawings) and 4 full page color watercolors. Dark green suede covers with leather laced border decoration. Herringbone satin end papers. Measures 6" x 4 1/2" Partial separation on end papers back cover. Minimal detraction.