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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 Very Good 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]] Very Good/Very Good:: A generally sound book with overall clean boards and pages, in a reasonably presentable dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has lightly marked and scuffed, occasional feint foxing, a few minor marks and previous owner's bookplate on the half title page. Dust jacket has chipping, up to 10 mm (3/8 of an inch) deep at the head and foot of the spine, some wear on the corners and edges, minor surface dirt and four tears on the upper fore-edge. Dust jacket conservation: Chips have been stabilised with Japanese paper and carried out by an Accredited member of the Society of Archivists 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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