BOSTON, L.M. (author). Peter BOSTON (illustrator). The River at Green Knowe. London; Faber and Faber. 1959.
8vo. Original mid blue cloth lettered in white to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-144; with wonderful black-and-white plates throughout after engravings by Boston; a lovely clean copy with only slight fading to spine extremities, internally near fine with just a few speckles and no inscription, protected by an attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (13s. 6d.) with a little dusting, mild rubbing, small abrasions to spine ends and corners, a little marking to lower panel, nicking to spine ends, and corners, and a couple of very short closed edge tears (longest 10mm), now archivally repaired to the reverse; unaccountably scarce.
First edition. This is the third volume in the six-volume series of children's novels about the manor house, Green Knowe (based on Boston's own home in Huntingdonshire) and the people who lived there. The saga begins with The Children of Green Knowe in 1954 and ends, in 1976, with The Stones of Green Knowe. All the titles are successfully illustrated by Lucy Boston's son, Peter.