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Beasts Royal
Putnam, London 1934 - First edition. The author's second book, written at the age of 19. Twelve short stories (which 'show a great advance' - blurb) for children about twelve royal beasts (including Wang Khan the elephant, Shark 206 and Vakrishna - a white cobra). 84pp. Colour frontispiece and eight black and white plates by C.F.Tunnicliffe - this was one of his earliest book illustrations. The colour frontispiece is also mounted on the upper panel of the dust wrapper. Top edge dusty. Top edges of last page of text and final blank nicked and very slightly creased. Covers slightly marked. Spine slightly faded. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Head and tail of spine and cover edges faded. Endpapers partially browned. Prelims, edges and endpapers slightly spotted. Front endpapers slightly rustmarked from a paperclip. Cracks between two gatherings. Some pages slightly marked and/or thumbed and/or dusty. Good in nicked, chipped, rubbed, marked and dusty, price-clipped dust wrapper browned at the spine and edges and internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
Last Found On: 2014-10-10           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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