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FIVE GO TO SMUGGLER'S TOP - Blyton, Enid - 1945. 
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1945. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations. White spotting to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins internally. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with varying amounts of loss to top and tail of spine; base of spine has loss ranging from 0.5cm to 1cm, carrying on around corner onto front panel - highest piece of loss is 1.5cm - down to 2mm. Roughly 1cm loss to top of spine. Rear panel at top of wrapper has 4cm x 1.5-2.5cm loss. Rear panel of wrapper also has damp mark along bottom edge, with some chipping and edge-creasing. All pieces of loss have been neatly disguised by pieces colour photocopied from another wrapper and added behind. 1.5 Inch edge-tear to base of spine. Edge-creasing around all of wrapper. Still looks neat for the age, being covered to protect from any further damage. [S]
[Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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