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Five on a Treasure Island

by Blyton, Enid

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  • hardcover
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0 Scarce First edition/First printing published by Hodder & Stoughton, London August1942. Gift inscription to ffep. Small closed tear to paper at spine on front pastedown. Few grubby marks to endpages. Slight spotting to endpages. Darkened/occasional spotting to page edges. Paper split at spine to page 144 (Webbing not affected) Blue cloth covers have slight lean. General marking and fading. No dj.

Synopsis

"Ah, the Famous Five! In this first book, we open with Julian, Dick and Anne at home with their parents, chatting around the breakfast table. Julian asks his mother if they're going to Polseath as usual for the summer holidays—but to the childrens' surprise their parents have decided they want to go away on their own to Scotland. The children must go to stay with their Aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin, down by the sea at Kirrin Bay. They have a daughter by the name of Georgina, who is very lonely and could do with the company of a few cousins. And so plans are made, and they all pile into the car and set off." [1][1] [1]: http://www.enidblyton.net/famous-five/five-on-a-treasure-island.html

Reviews

On Sep 8 2015, PhillipTaylorMBE said:
THE BEST FOR A FIRST READ!

Enid’s books were the catalyst which encouraged me to start reading more than 50 years ago. Thank you, Enid. The BBC, many libraries, local authorities and alleged educational experts have been completely wrong about the worth of the Blyton works. I can remember having substantial difficulty obtaining the original books as so many places would not stock them. The stories are great to read for their simplicity and straightforwardness.

When one did find copies of the book they were quite expensive all those years ago but great to own. I loved the letter on the back cover from Enid and the physical appearance of the book which I treasured as a youngster with the way the books were produced then which made them somehow much easier to read.

It’s a delight to read the stories again in middle age although recent editing has diminished some of the memories I have of the original editions and words used then (but I am now getting old). Never mind… these books remain one of my best friends for life: they began my reading adventure so do read these special adventures for yourselves.

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book dealer
Idlegeniusbooks GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
008161
Title
Five on a Treasure Island
Author
Blyton, Enid
Illustrator
Soper, Eileen A.
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1942

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We are a small trader specialising in Modern First Editions. We are also the book 'Experts' for Cashintheattic and value books for insurance and Probate.Our stock includes many signed books and Ephemera items. We also sell books on London and Architecture.

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