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Lot 2008 (Fine Art & Antiques, 14th December 2019)

Sold for £100

Lot details

BLYTON, Enid. Child Whispers. J. Saville & Co, London, 1923 1st hardback edition. In original brown publisher’s cloth with gilt titling to front board. With partial dust wrapper, designed by Phyllis Chase. This was Enid Blyton’s first book. Together with BLYTON, Enid, Billy-Bob Tales, Methuen, London, 1942 3rd edition, lacking wrapper and Ten Minute Tales, Methuen, London, 1942 4th (School) edition, lacking wrapper. [3]

Condition report

Child Whispers is a very clean copy

Minor spotting to front endpaper, named in red ink to top of endpaper.

Wrapper has significant area of loss to back panel, area of loss to top of front panel affecting text. Further area of loss at base of spine.

Billy Bob Tales has a stain on front board. Minor marking on endpapers.

Ten-Minute Tales is worn, has many Sellotape repairs to pages.

Library stamp to front endpaper.

Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.


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