Good in Good jacket. Pages crisp and clean except for a prior owner's embossed seal at the front free endpaper; no other owners' marks; binding square and tight; hard cover a bit softened at the spine ends but otherwise clean and excellent. Jacket is priceclipped and bears a long, closed tear with accompanying creases at the top rear, some handling prints on the rear surface, two very small, brown spots at mid-spine, rubbing around the spine heel, and some small chips at corners and spine ends, but remains overall clean and sound, with vivid color; now protected in a clear sleeve.
Margaret De Angeli. Very Good+ NOT Ex-library, small gift inscription FEP, NOT Price clipped, clean tight bright copy, DJ has a few water stains near top, couple of closed tears, light wear to spine ends, 191 pages, nice B&W drawing throughout, many of them full page, few containing dogs Irish Wolf Hounds in two.
Very Good + in very good + jacket. " 'Now we shall go a-Viking, ' Harald Redbeard announced, and so it was that Jan and Brus, Harald's twin sons, found themselves on the dragon-prowed Raven of the Wind, its striped sails set for the north of England. But storms, ancient enemies of the seafaring Norsemen, swooped down, and in their wake left disaster". Very early printing. Inscription signed by author on dedication page reads, "To Bobby Crave with best wishes Marguerite De Angeli 1956". Author is a Newbery Medal winner for her book, "The Door in the Wall". Bright, clean, square olive-green coverboards. Dust jacket is NOT price-clipped and has its original price of $2.95 on the front flap. Dust jacket has some small chips/tears around edges; most significant being a 0.5" x 0.75" chip at top of rear panel. Size: Sm 4to (9" to 11"). 191 pp.
Author. Very Good+ About Very Good Dj. 8vo. 1st Printing. A tale of a pair of heroic twins in 10th Century Scotland with attractive b&w illustrations and color dust jacket by De Angeli. Clean covers w/light corner bumping; endpapers lightly tanned; dust jacket has some edge wear especially to the top edge and 3 closed tears at the spine gutters. Spine hinges are rubbed along the rear cover that also shows some soil. DE ANGELI IS A 2X CALDECOTT & NEWBERY HONORED AUTHOR / ILLUSTRATOR; COPY IS INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY HER ON THE DEDICATION PAGE. OUT OF PRINT.
First edition, first printing. Slight toning to edges of endpapers, lower spine slightly bumped, upper spine tip and lower corners with a few threads pulled, still near fine in very good to near fine, price clipped dust jacket with some abrasion and a tiny chip to spine ends and faint soiling to rear panel. Newbery honor book for 1957.
De Angeli, Marguerite. Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First Edition Stated. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, lightly rubbed at the spine tips and flap folds. Newberry Honor Book for 1957, written and illustrated by the author of the Newberry Medal winner "THE DOOR IN THE WALL".
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