By Arthur Ransome
London   Jonathan Cape
8" by 5.5" 360pp.
An excellent first impression of Arthur Ransome's fourth volume in the famous series of children's novels, 'Swallows and Amazons.'
By Arthur Ransome

1933 Winter Holiday

London   Jonathan Cape
8" by 5.5" 360pp.
An excellent first impression of Arthur Ransome's fourth volume in the famous series of children's novels, 'Swallows and Amazons.'
£175.00
: 0.75kgs / : 781A18

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

An excellent copy of the first impression of Arthur Ransome's fourth volume in the popular children's series Swallows and Amazons set in the Lake District.

This volume comprises the introduction of Dick and Dorothea Callum, and is set in the winter, unlike the other volumes. Some influence was drawn from memories of the Great Frost of 1895 and Fridtjof Nansen's books about his expeditions through Greenland in 1888 and his Arctic expedition by sledge from 1893 to 1896 in the Fram.

Illustrated throughout with numerous charming plates in text. In a later state uncommon unclipped dust wrapper, with titles of later works printed to the rear wrap.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally excellent with only minor shelf wear and some minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The dust wrapper is sound with some shelf wear and edge wear, and chipping to the head and tail of the spine, resulting in a minor loss to the head of the spine. The spine of the wraps is slightly sunned; unclipped. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated throughout with numerous charming plates in text.

Very Good Indeed

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