First English Edition. Marion Freeman Wakeman dustjacket art and illustrations. "Mr. Lobster was curious. For sixty-eight years he had lived at the bottom of the ocean, but before he shed his sixty-eighth shell he was determined to defy his friends of the seabed, and explore the land". This copy inscribed and signed by Hatch at front endpaper. Author's bookplate and child's letter to the author laid in. Almost Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, quarter sized chip at top front panel, inch closed tear at top rear panel.