Title: Black Hunting Whip
Author: Monica Edwards
Illustrator: Mary Gernat, Geoffrey Whittam
Year: 1964 (First Edition)
Publisher: Armada (May Fair Books Ltd.)
Remarks: 1st Armada edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Taking the fork with both hands, Dion made a strong, deep thrust into the earth. An incredible thing happened. The fork vanished completely! Dion pitched forward, surprised and off his balance. Down blow he heard a clatter, as if the fork hit against stone. Dion grew excited. Had he found the hidden cellar that they had been looking for? You must read this enthralling story, the first in Monica Edwards' celebrated Punchbowl series."
Contains many lovely b&w in-text illustrations.
Glazed pictorial covers. Minor mark left after an adhesive label on the front (refer to image). Apart from the usual tanning found in 50-year-old paperbacks, the pages are in superb, unmarked condition, with not a jot of foxing in sight. Super-tight binding.
A very nice copy of a highly collectible book.
Measures 17.5 cm × 24 cm (7″ × 9.5″). 12mo. 157 pp. + 2 pp. catalogue advertising other titles by the publisher, and an additional page featuring a rare Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam) appeal.