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SERRAILLIER, Ian.
The Silver Sword.
London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original orange boards, title and vignette to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and illustrations to text by C. Walter Hodges. Edges and endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise unmarked, a square, tight copy in the original dust jacket, slightly toned but still bright, with minor chips to spine ends and tips, not price-clipped. First edition, first impression, of the children's classic. Set in wartime Poland, and partly based on eyewitness accounts from Jan Stranksy's East Wind Over Prague, it featured in the Imperial War Museum's exhibition Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children in 2011. It was published in the US under the title Escape from Warsaw.[Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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