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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea [Swallows and Amazons Number Seven]
Jonathan Cape Limited, London 1937 - A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea' by Arthur Ransome in Very Good condition in a Very Good condition dust jacket published by Jonathan Cape Limited in 1937. [Book edition identified by: 1) publisher's imprint information states 'First published November 1937' and 2) no later editions or printings stated in the publisher's imprint information. Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) a series of six book reviews ending with one for 'Pigeon Post' by 'Howard Spring in the Evening Standard' on the lower panel, 2) blurb and priced '7s. 6d. net' on the front flap and 3) blank on the rear flap. [References: Arthur Ransome: A Bibliography [Winchester Bibliographies of 20th Century Writers] by Wayne G. Hammond, reference A31 and A Ransome Book-Case by John Cowen, page 83]] Very Good/Very Good:: A tidy copy, in a generally tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has minor lean of the spine and moderate foxing on the prelims and top edges. Dust jacket has chipping, up to 10 mm (3/8 of an inch) deep on the corners, a few very short closed tears, minor surface dirt and two tears, up to 25 mm (7/8 of an inch) long at the head and foot of the spine. Dust jacket conservation: Chips and tears have been stabilised with Archibond 9gsm Archival Tissue [fully reversible] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books of Kendal BA]
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