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Book Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
School prize label of Dunedin North Intermediate, dated 1935. A little creasing to preliminary leaves. Some foxing. Stain line across rear panel of dust-jacket. Some 1/2" tears and a couple of adhesive tape repairs to margins of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; No date [Prize label dated 1935]. Reprint edition, probably in the series "Blackie's Splendid Half-Crown Books", as verso of title page has an advertisement for this series. [viii], 366 pages + frontispiece + 2 plates. Beige cloth boards with dark red-brown lettering and decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 191 x 133mm. Text block bulks to 44mm width, measured from inner borders of boards, leaves uncompressed. A novel for girls. Illustrated by G. Demain Hammond. Set in Scotland. "The library had a certain fame of its own, for here George Buchanan was said to have taught the heir to the Scottish throne in many bygone days. Now it was surrounded by large cabinets of beautiful minerals, and the Professor's writing-desk stood in the centre, laden with a chaos of papers which Davida had been dared to touch, and which she referred to as one of the means to 'bring doon her hair wi' sorry to the grave'." - page 124.