Publisher's original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine/front board and publisher's motif blind stamped on rear bd
Endpaper maps by Stephen [sic] Spurrier
First edition, scarce, one of only 2000 copies. A VG copy in publisher's faded fugitive blue cloth binding, without the dust wrapper. The text block is slightly foxed, toned and dusty, with a bookplate neatly written name to the front endpaper. An attractive example of the rare true first edition of the first title in Ransome's famous series.