Finland: Gebers / Schildts, . First Edition. Offset, with three small cats (< ½ in) stamped on front wrap. Pictorial boards bound in cloth spine. 28pp. Text in Swedish. 8 ¼ x 11 in. Very good; light wear to edges and corners of wraps, minor bumping and light discoloration on wraps, with a small surface abrasion (< ¾ in). Item #6577
The true first edition of “Vem Ska Trösta Knyttet?” [Who Will Comfort Toffle], Tove Jansson’s second picture book in the Moomin series. Composed in 14 verses of 12 lines each, the book tells the story of a creature named Knyttet [Toffle] in beautiful color spreads, distinctive in Jansson’s unique style. A rare first edition, published by Gerbers in 1960, and printed by Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio.