SAVILLE, Malcolm (author). Bertram PRANCE (illustrator). The Gay Dolphin Adventure; A Lone Pine Story. London; George Newnes Limited. 1945.
8vo. Original taupe cloth lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, pictorial map endpapers, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [v], 6-255; with black-and-white illustrations throughout; an exceptional copy, externally and internally fine with a contemporary ink inscription, dated Christmas 1945, to front blank; protected by a very nearly fine, price-clipped dustwrapper which survives in remarkably clean and crisp condition with no toning to white spine nor lower panel, tiny nicking to spine ends, and a single unobtrusive closed tear (19mm) to upper joint at top edge.
First edition. This is the scarce third title in Saville's 'Lone Pine' series, following Mystery at Witchend (1943) and Seven White Gates (1944).