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1976 The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome / First Edition, Jonathan Cape, London / With Dust Jacket / In Good Condition / Swallows & Amazons

1976 The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome / First Edition, Jonathan Cape, London / With Dust Jacket / In Good Condition / Swallows & Amazons

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Here is a first edition the of The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome. Published in 1976 by Jonathan Cape, London. Has a number of black and white illustrations and a dust jacket.

A charming biography, Arthur Ransome (most famous for his Swallows and Amazons series of books for children), had an interesting life. From living an impoverished life before the First World War as a Bohemian struggling writer. He went on to witness the Russian Revoltion of 1917 at first hand. This is where he met his future wife Evgenia who was working as Trotsky's secretary. He had a zest for life continuing to sail, even crossing the channel in a violent storm againt doctor's advice at the age of seventy-one.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound with no writing or marks.

The unclipped dust jacket is also bright and smart with just a few faint marks on the back and some slight fading and spotting to the spine. There is a little rubbing and a couple of nicks to the top and bottom of the spine.

Your first edition copy of The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift card and message if desired.

H 22.5 cm X W 14.5 cm, 368 pages, 0.59 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

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