First edition, first printing. Original two-tone blue and red cloth with silver titles to the spine, in the Charles Keeping illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Keeping. A near fine copy, the binding firm and clean, the spine with a slight lean. The contents, with a small bookseller's label to the front pastedown, are clean throughout and without previous owners' stamps or inscriptions. Complete with the original lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is a touch faded to the spine, has a couple of very short closed tears to the edge of the front panel and a little dustiness and slight indentations to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (13s. 6d. to the bottom of the front flap).
A children's fantasy novel set between modern Manchester and a fantasy world, influenced by British and Irish mythology.
Stock code: 22628