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1948 Mary Poppins by PL Travers / Peter Davies, London / 12th Printing in Good Condition / With Original Dust Wrapper / Extremely Scarce

1948 Mary Poppins by PL Travers / Peter Davies, London / 12th Printing in Good Condition / With Original Dust Wrapper / Extremely Scarce

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So chuffed with this find of an extremely scarce vintage edition of Mary Poppins by PL Travers. The first edition dates to 1938 with this copy being a twelfth reprint from 1948. In good condition, illustrated and with the dust wrapper.

At time of writing I can find no other copy of this edition for sale anywhere.

Inside the pages have mildly tanned but are otherwise clean and tightly bound. With a couple of mild nicks and creases to the edges and with a very small area of loss right at the bottom of pages 69 and 71 next to the margin and nowhere near the text. This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. With some spotting to the closed outside edges. Has the wonderful original illustrations by Mary Shepard which were originally in the very first edition.

Red cloth covered boards are in excellent condition having been well protected by the dust jacket. With just some very slight fading at the head and tail of the spine.

The dust wrapper has not been price clipped. There is a small amount of wear at the head and tail of the spine and at the corners where there are some nicks (see close-up photo). The top of the spine and one corner have been strengthened at some point by the addition of professional bookbinder's repair tape on the reverse side. The spine has tanned a little in comparison to the front and back. There are some ring marks to the back (see final photo). The jacket has now been protected for the future by the addition of a removable plastic sleeve.

A fantastic find for the collector, your vintage copy of Mary Poppins will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel if desired.

H 19 cm x 13 cm, 206 pages, 0.24 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK, with the exception of a small number of countries. FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on this copy.
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