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.
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