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by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1945

Slightly better than good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations.

Spine and corners bumped and worn, tint split to cloth at top of spine. Covers are damp spotted. Spine a little faded. Some browning/foxing to cover edges and base of spine. Small grubby mark to rear cover. Faint erased writing to top edge of front endpaper and ink inscription to verso. Four pencil numbers to top edge of rear endpaper. Brown marks to text block affects many page margins but otherwise contents very good. A few fox spots to top edge of text block. Dustwrapper has loss, mainlt from bottom edge of front panel and spine and from top edge of rear panel and spine. Creasing to front panel. Spine and rear panel browned and grubby.

Stock no. 1506249


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  • Fourth book in the Famous Five series
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