Secret Water. – Ransome, Arthur.

Ransome, Arthur.


Publisher: Illustrated by the author. Jonathon Cape. London. 1962 (reprint of 11th Impression)

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8vo, XXXI, 380pp. Hardcover in standard publisher’s green cloth boards and gilt titling on a tight spine with virtually no signs of wear and tear in excellent condition plus a part price-clipped d/w with minor chipping of top edge and corners and a tanned spine now protected by clear archival covering, text and all b/w illustrations are in an excellent state devoid of any foxing with a small prior owner name in pencil on the top of the dedication page (pge 13). Overall this copy is certainly near-fine. As one of the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series, “this time the children are “marooned ” on an island somewhere in England, and for their adventure there is apparently but one word — enchanting!” as reviewed by the Sunday Times of the day. The wonderfully imaginative map at front and rear of the book, render the story absolutely enthralling too.