Item #312679 WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA. Arthur RANSOME.
WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA.
WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA.
WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA.

WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA.

London: Jonathan Cape, [1937]. First Edition (& 1st printing). Octavo, original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine & in blind on upper cover. 351 pp., colour pictorial map endpapers, plus a black & white frontispiece and numerous drawings throughout the text, some full page, all by the author. Ink inscriptionon a preliminary blank leaf "To Lieut Jeffrey V. Brock R.C.N.V.R. With Hearty Greetings from John McGivering Oxford Jan: 1940". Covers very slightly rubbed & marked; a very good, bright copy with bright gilt lettering. A decent and attractive copy. Item #312679

¶ The seventh title in the Swallows & Amazons series, about the Coot Club and their unforseen adventures on the yacht Goblin, from Harwich to Holland.The inscription in this copy is from John Harold McGivering, Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Naval Reserve, to Jeffry Vanstone Brock, Rear-Admiral, Royal Canadian Navy. Brock was the author of the two volume "Memoirs of a Sailor" (McClelland and Stewart Ltd,1981).

Price: $75.00

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