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I Capture the Castle. by  Dodie SMITH - First Edition - 1949 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 138097)

I Capture the Castle.

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I Capture the Castle.

by SMITH, Dodie

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London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1949. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, patterned endpapers, gilt edges. With illustrations in the text by Ruth Steed from sketches by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.


I Capture the Castle is Dodie Smith's first novel, and was published in 1948. Smith, who wrote the novel during a sojourn in America, was already an established playwright and later became famous for authoring the children's classic The Hundred and One Dalmatians. I Capture the Castle relates the adventures of an eccentric family, the Mortmains, struggling to live in a decaying English castle in the 1930s. The story is told by Cassandra Mortmain, a bright teenager, through her personal journal.


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I Capture the Castle.
SMITH, Dodie
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London: William Heinemann Ltd,
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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
raised band(s)
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The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]

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