Title: The Wreckers of Pengarth
Author: Michael Gibson
Illustrator: Dan
Year: 1955
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: The Children's Press
Remarks: c.1955; price-clipped
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good

 

Description: "This is a most exciting story of the days long since gone, hen unscrupulous people made a business of wrecking ships on the Cornish coast, and plundering their cargoes.
John Trevithick and his brother Raymond, who live in the village of Pengarth, are suspicious of certain people, and they determine to find out who the wreckers are, and bring them to justice."

No illustrations, other than that on the jacket, and a blue-monochrome portrait on the rear flap of Jennings superimposed on a vintage microphone.

Blue cloth boards. Spine and corners appear to be straight. Price-clipped pictorial jacket has been secured in a protective polythene wrapper, and reinforced with stiff paper. Pages are moderately tanned, but appear to have resisted foxing. Minor closed tears on pp. 87-90, plus a dog ear on p. 43. Binding is sound.

No year of publication stated, but assumed to date from the mid-'50s.

Measures 18 cm × 12.5 cm (7.2″ × 5″). Large 12mo. 190 pp.

Price: £13.00

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