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Pigeon Post [Swallows and Amazons Number Six]
Jonathan Cape Limited, London 1936 - A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'Pigeon Post' by Arthur Ransome in Fine condition in a Very Good condition dust jacket published by Jonathan Cape Limited in 1936. [Book edition identified by: 1) publisher's imprint information states 'First published 1936', 2) no later editions or printings stated in the publisher's imprint information and 3) the last book listed in the list of books published is 'Coot Club'. Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) a series of six book reviews for 'Coot Club' and 'Winter Holiday' ending with one by 'The Listener' on the lower panel, 2) blurb and priced '7s. 6d. net' on the front flap and 3) a series of seven book reviews for ' Swallows and Amazons', ' Peter Duck' and 'Swallowdale' ending with one by 'Church Times' on the rear flap. [References: Arthur Ransome: A Bibliography [Winchester Bibliographies of 20th Century Writers] by Wayne G. Hammond, reference A30a and A Ransome Book-Case by John Cowen, page 80]] Fine/Very Good:: A tidy copy, in a generally tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has feint foxing on the prelims and page ends. Dust jacket has moderate sunning on the spine, light chipping on the corners, one closed tear, approximately 20 mm (3/4 of an inch) long at the head of the upper panel, one closed tear, approximately 20 mm (3/4 of an inch) long at the head of the lower panel, one tear, approximately 40 mm (1 5/8 inches) long at the foot of the upper panel, a long section of surface loss the centre of the lower panel and light spotting. Dust jacket conservation: Chips have been stabilised with Japanese paper, using Methyl Cellulose conservation adhesive [fully reversible] Octavo 206 mm (8 1/8 inches) by 150 mm (5 7/8 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books of Kendal BA]
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