c1918 A Patriotic Schoolgirl
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Decorative Binding, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
'A Patriotic Schoolgirl' is a heartwarming tale following Marjorie as she starts a new boarding school. Set during the war, there is a spy plot at the school, which Marjorie undertakes to unravel. Written by Angela Brazil. Brazil was a popular writer of 'schoolgirl' novels intended for young girls. They were mostly set in boarding schools, and lacked the moral instruction that most works for young women at that time had. Illustrated by Balliol Salmon, who illustrated for 'The Graphic', as well as teaching art. He illustrated three more of Brazil's books, 'The Jolliest Term on Record', 'A Popular Schoolgirl', and 'The Madcap Of The School'. With a frontispiece and further three plates throughout. Undated, dated using Copac. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's pictorial cloth binding with the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Minor shelfwear to the boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Front hinge is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, '1/6'. The odd spot to the fore edge. Dustwrapper with minor edgewear and small chips to the extremities. Closed tear to the head of the front wrap. Marking and the odd spot to the wraps, causing slight discolouration. Light rubbing to the spine. Slight tidemarks to the reverse. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot.
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