How They Rescued the Librarian (Life in the Library series No. 5) [+ Life in the Library No. 4; + photocopies of Life in the Library Nos. 1, 2, & 3]

By: Henderson, Lindsay

Price: NZ$105.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Provenance: Previous owner's signature "E J Robinson". ; This is copy number 2 of an edition of 9 copies, of which 7 were numbered. A slip of paper loosely included, with autograph manuscript notation in blue ink: "With the author's Compliments". [36] leaves, erratically (or erroneously) paginated. Green printed thin card covers with green cloth tape spine. Page dimensions: 267 x 216mm. Lettering on half-title superimposed by hand with green felt pen. The setting is in the University of Otago library in 1970, and the characters include actual library staff of the time, though the episodes described are presumably more fantastical than historical. A kidnapping mystery. "The first intimation the staff had that the Librarian had been kidnapped was a note left at the back door of the Library with the milk bottles." With illustrations by Kathie Henderson. Copied by Fred Kersh. Bound by Brian Kershaw. [Together with: "How they Overcame the LC Crisis - Life in the Library Series, No. 4", 7 leaves. Number 17 of an edition of 20 copies.] [Together with: photocopied reprint of "Life in the Library Series, Nos. 1, 2, and 3". No. 1 is titled "The Body in the Basement or I Knew I Could Depend on My Staff" (13 leaves); No. 2 is titled: "How Mrs Ranson Got her Franking Machine - Kindness is the Answer", 7 leaves. No. 3 is titled: "How the Library Outwitted Mr Broad or Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves," 16 leaves. Limitation statement at rear has "This edition is limited to one numbered copy of which this is it." (although this particular copy is a photocopy, and not it.)]

Title: How They Rescued the Librarian (Life in the Library series No. 5) [+ Life in the Library No. 4; + photocopies of Life in the Library Nos. 1, 2, & 3]

Author Name: Henderson, Lindsay

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dunedin, University of Otago Library: 1971

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21822