New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1955. Second Edition. Quarto (26cm.); light red publisher's cloth in color pictorial dustwrapper; [48pp]. Dustwrapper toned, with intermittent soiling and chipping to extremities; tear along rear spine hinge; inner panels price-clipped; interior text clean, sound. Near Fine in VG+ dustwrapper.
Author and illustrator Edward Ardizzone began his Tim series in 1935 with this volume, completely redesigned and redrawn for this 1955 second edition. Little Tim is a boy who wants to be a sailor. So badly, in fact, that he stows away on a steamer setting out on a long sea voyage. Tim gets a taste of real sailing life when he is discovered by the crew, but has he bitten off more than he can chew?