Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition, 34th printing. Oversize octavo and profuse illustrations in black and white. In this stunning expose, young readers will discover that while the good Mr. Franklin got considerable credit, many of his most important contributions really originated with Amos, a less-than-humble rodent. Oh sure, his manuscript was found by author-editor Robert Lawson and published first in 1939, but discerning readers ever since have figured that it's the mouse who's the fellow with the tale. Tight binding.