Title: The Best Term Ever
Author: Cecilia Falcon
Illustrator: Nat Long
Year: 1955 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Thames Publishing Co.
Remarks: Gift inscription
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: What was the secret of the Chinese silver box that had come from far-off Tibet into the care of Vivien Gayford, an English schoolgirl? It is this very box which makes Viven's term at her boarding school the most exciting and "best term ever".
This book opens a window into life at a boarding school of yesteryear – shining a light on its pleasures, rivalries, and friendships.
Illustrated with 5 stunning colour plates (including a frontispiece).
Matt pictorial boards repeat jacket design. Front board slightly bowed. Green cloth spine w ith black text. Jacket has been price-clipped and is rubbed along its edges. Small (~1 cm) loss at rear near head of spine, otherwise complete. Very neat birthday dedication, dated March 1955, in black ink on half-title. Pages are in excellent condition: untanned and free from foxing.
Undated first edition.
Measures 22.5 cm × 16.5 cm (9″ × 6.6″). Large 8vo. 142 pp.