Racundra’s First Cruise. – Ransome, Arthur.

Ransome, Arthur.


Publisher: compiled by Brian Hammett. Fernhurst Books. West Sussex. 2003


8vo, X, 256pp. Hardcover in burgundy cloth with gilt titling on spine and pink pictorial d/w both in pristine, as-new condition, now protected by clear archival covering, Beautiful pictorial endpapers are a highlight with glossy high quality paper stock that is in a perfect state thereby rendering the book condition as being “fine”. Original maps,original text and several relevant b/w photos from the 1923 edition (only 1500 copies printed) add to the charm of this beautiful edition. The book has been reprinted many times in various editions and formats over the years but never in this, its original form describing sailing in the Baltic in the aftermath of WWI and was crucial to Ransome’s extensive writing career.