Great Northern?. – Ransome, Arthur.

Ransome, Arthur.


Publisher: illustrated by author. Jonathon Cape. London. 1955 (8th impression)

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8vo, XXIX, 352pp. Hardcover in bottle green cloth, lightly scuffed on edges and corners with gilt titling on the firm spine in very good condition with classic pictorial price-clipped d/w with mild soiling and chipping and tiny tears to edges and corners and old tape repair stains on d/w verso but is also in fair to good condition now protected by clear archival covering, text and all twenty-three b/w illustrations in excellent condition on lightly tanned pages with no foxing or edge flecking. Attractive map endpapers are completely unmarked as well. Belonging to a series referred to as the Swallows and Amazons series, this book describes another adventure of Captain Flint with his crew of Swallows, Amazons and Scarabs (Walkers, Blacketts and Callums) as they take a large borrowed boat (the Sea Bear) into Scottish waters and the Outer Hebrides discovering rare birds one of which they think is the Great Northern Diver, hence the name. As always a marvellous read.