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Renaissance Books
PO Box 335
Dunedin 9054
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Renaissance Books
PO Box 335
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

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1 Ardizzone, Edward Paul the Hero of the Fire
West Drayon, Middlesex Porpoise Books 1948 First Edition Papered Boards Good with no dust jacket 
40 pages. Illustrated papered boards. Dimensions: 8.5" high by 7" wide. Spine taped. Gutter cracked at front endpaper with spine webbing exposed. No signatures. 1/4" tear and small stain to margin of rear endpaper. These Porpoise books are alleged to have been remaindered to New Zealand after the series received poor sales in the UK. The short-lived series has since become one of the more sought after imprints from Penguin publishers. [for more information, see the article "The Mystery of the Drowning Porpoises: by Steve Hare in "Fine Books & Collections" magaine, Vol. 2 No. 6 (Nov/Dec 2004) ]. ; 8vo 
Price: 51.30 NZD
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