Title: The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore
Author: Laura Lee Hope
Illustrator: Unknown
Year: 1958
Publisher: World Distributors (Manchester) Limited
Binding: Hardback
Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good


Description: The fifth book in the popular series follows the Twins' adventures as they spend their summer hols in the delightful seaside town of Ocean Cliff.

The only illustrations present are that on the dust jacket; a b&w frontispiece in which the Twins are pushing a vintage car down a country lane; and another illustration at the very end of the book where the Twins are excitedly watching a convoy of horse-drawn gypsy caravans. The endpapers and pastedowns are illustrated with a b&w pattern of miscellaneous, holiday-related objects (e.g. beach balls, windmills, circus tents, &c.).

The jacket has been laminated and reinforced with paper by the previous owner, and bears its original price of 5´-. Unfortunately, the jacket has some damage. There is a very minor loss in the upper left-corner on the front cover, and there is also a triangular piece that is slightly loose near the bottom (visible on scan). The pages themselves are in very good condition: clean and free from any foxing or other markings. There is, however, the usual discolouration to the endpapers where they have been in contact with the jacket flaps. The hinge is partially exposed at the front, but the binding remains unaffected, and is surprisingly tight.

Rare to find in dust jacket, so priced accordingly.

Measures 19.5 cm × 13 cm (7.8″ × 5.2″). Small 8vo. 184 pp.

Price: £38.00

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