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Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome / 1948 Jonathan Cape, London / In The Swallows & Amazons Series / Vintage Hardback Book

Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome / 1948 Jonathan Cape, London / In The Swallows & Amazons Series / Vintage Hardback Book

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A children's classic adventure novel. This is a charming vintage edition of Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome being a twenty-first impression from 1948. Published by Jonathan Cape, London. Richly illustrated. The contents are in good condition. With the original jacket, which has some wear, detailed below.

Peter Duck is the third book in the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome. It was first published in 1933. The Swallows and Amazons sail to Crab Island with Captain Flint and Peter Duck, an old sailor, to recover buried treasure. During the voyage the Wildcat (Captain Flint's ship) is chased by another vessel, the Viper, whose piratical crew are also intending to recover the treasure. Whilst a sequel each book in the Swallows series stands on its own as an individual novel.

Inside the pages have the odd nicked edge and folded corner. With the occasional brown blemish and handling mark inside, and some light tanning and spotting to the closed outside edges. Cracks open at the hinge to reveal webbing in a couple of places, but this in no way effects the binding of the text block which is good and strong. Opens onto super endpapers printed with hand drawn maps in colour. Richly illustrated in line. This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. 

Still has the original blue and black dust wrapper. This has some edge wear creases and nicks, with some chips to the corners. Has a little loss at the top of the spine. The back has toned a little with time. The jacket has now been protected for the future by the addition of a removable plastic sleeve, and despite some wear looks very presentable.

Your vintage copy of Peter Duck will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with message to the parcel.

H 20.5 cm 14.5 cm, 432 pages, 0.56 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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