The Borrowers by Mary Norton [FIRST EDITION] 22nd Print • 1981
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
FIRST EDITION / 22ND PRINTING  HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. Refurbished ex-library w/ stamp and handwritten codes on title page and subsequent page.
Dust jacket is gorgeous; vibrant and like new. Book cover is flawless, clean blue cloth w/ silver gilt adornments on cover and spine. Pages read beautifully, clean w/ very minimal tanning, however there is one small spot water? stain on margin of first few pages and some foxing along outer page edges [see last photo.]
Beneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers -- Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty. In their tiny home, matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings. Whatever the Clocks need they simply "borrow" from the "human beans" who live above them. It's a comfortable life, but boring if you're a kid. Only Pod is allowed to venture into the house above, because the danger of being seen by a human is too great. Borrowers who are seen by humans are never seen again. Yet Arrietty won't listen. There is a human boy up there, and Arrietty is desperate for a friend.