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Swallows & Amazons.

RANSOME (Arthur).

RANSOME (Arthur).

Swallows & Amazons. Illustrated by the Author with help from Miss Nancy Blackett.

24 black and white plates and tail-pieces by Ransome and a map by Steven Spurrier.

First Ransome illustrated edition. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full mid green morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet fillet border around three sides extending across the smooth spine, with the four points of the compass, the front cover with a gilt block of "Swallows and Amazons for ever" and a band of white, blue and green gouges, replicating the endleaves, across both covers and spine, with gilt lettering on the spine, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll and fillets, Japanese wave pattern endleaves, gilt edges.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1938.

First published in 1930, the second edition of 1931 was illustrated by Clifford Webb, and this 1938 edition was the first with Ransome's own illustrations. With a neat early ink signature on the recto of the frontispiece.

Stock no. 4074

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Price: £1250

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