London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. [Children's classic adventure novel] FIRST (and only) 'CHEAP' EDITION as stated to flap. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.352, including adverts to rear. With illustrations by the author and Miss Nancy Blackett. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine, pictorial map endpapers in colour, illustrated dust-wrapper exclusive to this edition. Arthur Ransome illustrated catalogue loosely inserted. Ownership to verso of endpaper. A clean bright copy in similar price clipped jacket with a few small chips and tears. Most attractive. An attractive vintage reprint in a similar format to the original. The first of the classic 'Swallows and Amazons' boating/outdoor adventure series, set around the waterways of the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. Item #54225
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