First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with titles in black to the spine and a motif in black to the upper board, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and black and white in-text drawings throughout by John Morton-Sale. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the extremities of the cloth a touch rubbed, the top corners with very minor bumping. The contents, with a contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the good only original illustrated dustwrapper which has loss to the spine tips, tears and chips with associated creasing to the edges, the front flap presumable has been repaired with multiple pieces of tape at the fold. Not price clipped (7s. 6d. to the front flap). Uncommon in the dustwrapper.

William Croft Dickinson was a leading scholar of Scottish history who also wrote children's fantasy novels and ghost stories. This tale of hobgoblins and dragons is his first work of fiction.

Stock code: 21921


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