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RANSOME, Arthur.

[Complete set of Swallows and Amazons.]

Swallows and Amazons; Swallowdale; Peter Duck; Winter Holiday; Coot Club; Pigeon Post; We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea; Secret Water; The Big Six; Missie Lee; The Picts and the Martyrs; Great Northern?

Published: London: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930–47

Stock code: 100170

Price: £9,500

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First editions, first impressions, of the complete Swallows and Amazons series, attractively bound.

12 volumes, octavo (195 x 130 mm). Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, raised bands, titles and panelling to compartments gilt, single rule to boards and crossed flag design to front boards gilt, floral rolls to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original map endpapers bound in at end. All volumes illustrated except “Swallows and Amazons” which has maps only. Mild toning to text blocks, occasional minor spotting to margins. Otherwise a fine set.

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