Title: The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat
Author: Laura Lee Hope
Illustrator: Unknown
Year: 1960
Publisher: World Distributors (Manchester) Limited
Binding: Hardback
Condition: Near Excellent
Jacket Condition: Excellent

 

Description: The sixth book in America's answer to The Famous Five follows the Twins' escapades aboard a houseboat.

The only illustrations present are that on the dust jacket; a b&w frontispiece depicting a cantankerous old fellow shaking his fist at the Twins as they sail aboard the houseboat; and another illustration at the very end of the book in which the Twins are standing on a windswept hill, whilst Freddie is pointing to the entrance of a cave. 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´-. The pages themselves are in excellent clean and free from any foxing or other markings. Since the quality of the paper had already improved by 1959, the endpapers are no longer discoloured where they make contact with the jacket flaps. The only flaw in this otherwise perfect copy are some grubby marks on the page tips along the side, and a negligible dent to front board at the top and bottom.

Extremely scarce 1960 reprint.

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

Price: £40.00 £35.00

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