Title: Ideal Book for Girls
Author: Eva Chadwick, Lucy Laing, Joan Lumley, et al.
Illustrator: Philip Simmonds, W. Buchanan, et al.
Year: 1930 (First Edition)
Publisher: Dean & Son, Ltd.
Remarks: c.1930; coloured-in
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Consists of the following 12 stories: The Manor House Villain; Plainest of the Three; Leonora's Last Term; Bubble and Squeak; Against Desperate Odds; Lost in the Dark; The Silent Witness; Tess Takes a Chance; The Spy That Wasn't; The Last Treasure of Farlingford Hall; The Unlucky Black Cat; The Funk [dated term for a coward].
Each one is illustrated with one b&w drawing (skilfully coloured-in by the previous owner). Contains a beautiful colour plate by Philip Simmonds, depicting a camping scene.
Glazed pictorial boards with strongly faded orange cloth spine. Minor wear to front and rear covers; spine and corners are bumped (with some foxing to the former). There are also dents to the cover edges. Pages are printed on thick cartridge paper, and are lightly tanned around their edges, but completely free from foxing. Binding is sound.
No year of publication stated, but believed to date from c.1930
Measures 22.5 cm × 17 cm (9″ × 6.8″). Large 8vo. 140 pp.