Lot 139: RANSOME, ARTHUR. COMPLETE SET OF THE SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS BOOKS, 1930-1947 (12 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Swallows & Amazons. 1930, illustrations by Steven Spurrier [Hammond A25a], some minor fading to cloth, some minor browning to dust-jacket; Swallowdale. 1931, illustrations by Clifford Webb, publisher's advertisement at rear [Hammond A26a], some minor spotting, some fading to cloth, professional restoration to dust-jacket; Peter Duck. 1932, illustrations by the author [Hammond A27a], some professional restoration to dust-jacket; Winter Holiday. 1933, illustrations by the author [Hammond A28a], some spotting to dust-jacket; Coot Club. 1934, illustrations by the author, erratum slip present [Hammond A29a], some professional restoration to dust-jacket; Pigeon Post. 1936, illustrations by the author, dust-jacket marked ‘2nd Impression’, dust-jacket with glassine [Hammond A30a], glassine chipped at extremities; We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea. 1937, illustrations by the author [Hammond A31a], bookplate to half-title, price-clipped dust-jacket with some small holes; Secret Water. 1939, illustrations by the author [Hammond A32a]; The Big Six. 1940, illustrations by the author [Hammond A33a]; Missee Lee. 1941, illustrations by the author [Hammond A34a]; The Picts and The Martyrs. 1943, illustrations by the author [Hammond A35a]; Great Northern? 1947, illustrations by the author [Hammond A36a], ownership stamp to verso of front free endpaper; all 8vo, FIRST EDITIONS, original green cloth, illustrated endpapers, some occasional spotting and browning (12)
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