The Big Six

RANSOME, Arthur (author and illustrator). The Big Six.

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RANSOME, Arthur (author and illustrator). The Big Six. London, Jonathan Cape. 1940.

8vo. Original forest green cloth, lettered gilt to spine, coloured map endpapers, different at front and rear, as issued, lower edges untrimmed, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-10, [11-16], 17-399 + [i]; illustrated in line by the author; both externally and internally a fine, fresh copy, with a neat ownership inscription to half-title, in a very clean, and atractive, unclipped dustwrapper (7s 6d) with mild rubbing, dust-soiling to spine, a few tiny closed edge tears (3mm), nicking to heel of spine and small chipping to head.
First edition of one of the scarcer titles in this series, issued at the outbreak of the Second World War.