Title: The Lord of the Rushie River
Author: Cicely Mary Barker
Illustrator: Cicely Mary Barker
Year: 1988 (First Edition)
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Blackie
Remarks: 1st new edition; price-clipped
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good


Description: Barker's classic story of the little girl who runs away from her cruel guardian to live with the swans until her father returns from the sea.

Illustrated with 12 beautiful colour plates, plus many excellent b&w line drawings. Pastedowns and endpapers illustrated in blue monochrome depict Susan flying on the back of the Lord of the Rushie River.

Dark blue cloth boards with silver gilded text on spine. Spine slightly bumped at head; corners perfectly straight. Price-clipped dust jacket lightly scuffed along top edged. 'Invisible' scratches and minor pockmarks on rear. Otherwise jacket is complete and undamaged. Pages are slightly wavy, but remain crisp, clean, bright and completely free from foxing and tanning.

An extremely scarce title.

Measures 24 cm × 17.5 cm (9.6″ × 7″). Large 8vo. 48 pp.


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