BLYTON ADVENTURE SERIES
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The eighth in the Adventure series. An exciting story you just can't put down! Cream pictorial cloth, b/w illustrations. 277 pages. Corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper chipped and browned with tape strengthening to verso.
Cream pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. The third in the adventure series. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Dark patch to base of spine for 1-2". Letter ink stamps to prelims. Some foxing. Rear joint a little cracked. Wrapper has 1-2" pieces of loss to top and tail of spine; rest of wrapper is edge-chipped, with creasing and smaller pieces of loss; some tape repairs.
Cream pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. Blue titles. 327 pages. The fifth story in the Adventure series. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Front joint just a little twisted and starting to crack. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dustwrapper is chipped and browned to spine with some slight loss.
Another exciting story in the 'Adventure' series. Cream pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. 321 pages. 8 x 5". Spine and corners bumped, some slight browning to spine. Book leans to one side a little. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Dustwrapper is edge chipped and worn with slight loss, torn to top of spine and spine browned.
Cream pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. The third in the adventure series. Spine and corners bumped. Endpapers and page edges/margins foxed. Top corner tips of pages are very lightly creased. Pictorial wrapper is edge worn and torn with loss at top and tail of spine and also to top front corner, the wrapper is foxed and tape repaired on verso.
Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Light bumping to top and tail of spine and corners. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. A few small ink splashes to outer page edges, parts of which go a little through onto page margins. Some foxing. Wrapper is a little faded in places, with edge-tears and chips; little loss to a few corners; some grubby marks, small damp mark to rear panel. This is 1st edition wrapper - because the 'd' is slightly shorter than the '6' on the price on front flap.
Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. Bottom 2.5" of spine are darkened/damp marked; a few other grubby marks to covers, with a little foxing. Inscription in ink to front endpaper (dated 1944); part of ink name has transferred across to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins internally. Binding is nice and tight. Pictorial wrapper is quite damaged, with front flap at one time being completely detached, but has been stuck back on with browning sticky tape. Bottom 2.5" of wrapper spine is missing and partially repaired with tape. Other splits and tears to wrapper down edges, with a couple of repairs - otherwise, showing signs of chipping. Front panel illustration is still bright (apart from tape). Still a collectable copy of this 1st edition.
THE ISLAND OF ADVENTURE
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Stuart Tresilian.
Stock no. 434386
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1944. Slightly better than very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.
Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Light bumping to corners and top and tail of spine. A few small marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges and a few brown/yellowing marks to some page margins. A lovely copy in pictorial wrapper which is price-cut with a few foxspots and light marks, edge-torn with some loss and chipped with some tape repairs to verso. Large tear down spine and across about 1/4 of the front panel.
Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine & corners very slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A beautiful, bright, clean copy. Pictorial wrapper is torn with loss at corners, base of spine, and top half of spine is missing. Loss disguised with photocopy beneath, otherwise wrapper is just very slightly browned and quite bright & clean. Exceptionally scarce in original wrapper.