The Godstone and the Blackymor.
Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
First edition, first impression of White’s account of life on the west coast of Ireland, with the illustrator’s inscription, “Signed for Bridget by Edward Ardizzone, Feb 1968”, to the front free endpaper, together with a typed letter from the Book Trade Group referring to Ardizzone’s visit to Melbourne, a related newspaper clipping and a prospectus from Jonathan Cape for their journal Now and Then, all laid in.
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Octavo. Original patterned paper boards, titles gilt to spine on a black ground, Ardizzone drawing printed to front board in black, top edge orange. With the dust jacket. Illustrations by Ardizzone in the text. Adhesive-staining to free endpapers, a few very small spots to edges, an excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped and minimally rubbed dust jacket.