LEAF,MUNRO. THE STORY OF FERDINAND. Lond.: Hamish Hamilton (1937). Sq. 8vo, cloth backed pict. bds, near Fine in dw with several closed tears and a few chips. 1st U.K. edition of one of the most popular and enduring children's books ever written (one year after the U.S. ed.). Illus. in incomperable style by ROBERT LAWSON. "It is dynamic text and no less vital picturization" (Bader p. 145). Amazingly enough, Little Brown turned down the offer to publish Ferdinand, which Viking accepted after much persuasion!