We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea. – Ransome, Arthur.

Ransome, Arthur.


Publisher: illustrated by the author. Jonathon Cape. London. 1958 (twenty-second impression)

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8vo, XXVII, 351pp. Hardcover in bottle-green cloth with gilt titles on the very sound spine and scuffed corners in good condition with a pictorial partially price-clipped blue d/w with chipping and rubbing on all corners and edges likewise in a fair/good condition now protected by a clear archival covering, text and all the thirty-four b/w illustrations are in excellent condition as are the colour pictorial map end-papers. Overall a pretty good collectable and readable copy. Said to be perhaps the best and most exciting of the books of the “Swallows and Amazons” series, this edition is the record of an uncovenanted voyage, which ended in Holland, of the rain and the wind, the darkness and the wild water, the escapes from buoys and from ships crossing in the night and most particularly the courage and resource of the children. A great read!