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The Big Six by  Arthur Ransome - First Edition - 1940 - from The Rare Book Shelf (SKU: 000438)

The Big Six

The Big Six by  Arthur Ransome - First Edition - 1940 - from The Rare Book Shelf (SKU: 000438)

The Big Six

by Ransome, Arthur

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/No Jacket
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About This Item

London, United Kingdom: Jonathan Cape, 1940. Bound in the publishers fine weave green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine. The 399 pages remain in clean, presentable condition. A neat ownership inscription to the half title page otherwise no inscriptions. Gilt title lettering to spine is sharp and legible. Title has been blind stamped to front cover as published. Double matching illustrated endpapers depicting a map of the Norfolk Broads to front and rear of book remain bright with no fading. Numerous black and white illustrations support the text throughout. The photograph supplied is a picture of the book and we are happy to send more images on request. Overall a pleasing copy of this excellent Arthur Ransome title and rather elusive in the First Edition.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION.

Synopsis

The Big Six is the ninth book of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, published in 1940. The book returns Dick and Dorothea Callum, known as the Ds, to the Norfolk Broads where they renew their friendship with the members of the Coot Club. This book is more of a detective story as the Ds and Coot Club try to unravel a mystery that threatens the Death and Glories freedom to sail the river.

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Details

Bookseller
The Rare Book Shelf GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
000438
Title
The Big Six
Author
Ransome, Arthur
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Date published
1940

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