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Five Run Away Together
Hodder & Stoughton, August 1943 1943. 1st Edition. Hardcover. VG++/VG. SOPER, Eileen. 1st Edition, 1st Impression. 12 x 19.5 cm blue boards with black titles to front and spine, pictorial endpapers printed in blue, white and black, colour frontispiece, 8 full page colour illustrations (4 in red and black and 4 in blue and black) and numerous illustrations in black only throughout. The first impression dust jacket is unclipped and shows a price of 6/- net on the front flap, whilst the back flap has the extract from the Daily Sketch and lists the Happy, Merry and Jolly Story Books as called for. The boards are in at least very good plus condition, having very slight rubbing to tips of the corners and slight toning at the spine tips corresponding to chips in the dust jacket, although there is a faint 8mm band of fading across the top of the spine (when first acquired, the dust jacket had slipped down thereby exposing that band), otherwise the colour is beautiful, uniform and fresh. There is very light dust marking to the top edge. All titles are bright and fresh. The binding is firm and square. There are about six spots on the top edge and the same on the fore edge of the text block. Internally, the book is generally excellent. The colour illustrated endpapers are lovely and fresh and free from any cracks or splits at the inner hinges. The pages, given the wartime economy paper used, are very clean and fresh, noting light marks to the title page and a single spot at the fore edge of p15-19, with only the odd very occasional additional spot thereafter. There is a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rainford and Parris Books - PBFA [United Kingdom]
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