Swallows and Amazons.
With illustrations by Clifford Webb.London: Jonathan Cape, 1931 Stock Code: 133864
First fully illustrated edition, published a year after the first edition. Ransome disliked the proposed illustrations by Steven Spurrier for the first edition, and it had been issued only with a frontispiece.
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, multi-coloured onlay to front board depicting the two flags and shield held up by pirates copied from the title page, blue and green patterned endpapers with the original map endpapers bound in at front, gilt edges.
The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding.
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