A fantastic first edition of Arthur Ransome's'Swallowdale'. Signed by the illustrator of this work, Clifford Webb. With the exceedingly scarce dustwrapper. First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper.
This book weighs 1 KG when packed. Signed by the illustrator to the recto of front endpaper'To Robbie from Clifford Webb Nov 1931'. The inscription is to Robert Cleveland-Stevens.
Possibly Captain Bobby Cleveland-Stevens of the Welsh Guards. Webb illustrated the first two Swallows and Amazons books. With the original exceptionally scarce unclipped dustwrapper in a fantastic condition.
The dustwrapper has been subject to some professional repairs, that are imperceptible externally. This story follows the Walker siblings and Blackett sisters camping in the hills and moorland around a lake.
It is the second novel in Ransome's famed'Swallows and Amazons' series. A truly exceptional copy of Ransome's famed children's adventure novel. It is exceptionally scarce to have this work with the dustwrapper. Swallowdale' is a fantastic novel rich in sensual detail.A truly captivating and charming work. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, in an excellent condition. Fading to the spine and extremities, as is common with this work. Dustwrapper is in a lovely condition. Professional repairs to the head and tail of wraps internally. Minor offsetting to the front endpaper.
Pages are very bright and clean. Overall Condition: Near Fine Near Fine. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy.Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults.
Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described.Please ask for details and conditions. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.