CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST

(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927).

A SCARCE TITLE IN THE SCRIBNER'S ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS SERIES, OF WHICH FIRST EDITIONS ARE BECOMING PARTICULARLY HARD TO FIND IN SUCH NICE CONDITION. Marryat's tale is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn to live off the land. Though less well known in America, in England the story has remained very popular. It has been adapted for the BBC no fewer than four times.
Stafford Good was an artist of the Brandywine School, this is his only work for the Scribner's series. Item #30063

First edition in the Scribner's Illustrated Classics series. With nine fine colourplate illustrations, colour illustrated title-page and endpapers by Stafford Good. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on spine, with colour pictorial paste-down by Good to the upper cover. 372 pp. A very bright, near fine copy, the black cloth is unfaded and still quite fresh with bright gilt, with only some expected very minor mellowing at the edges, the pastedown bright, the endpapers remain fine and unbroken, the text-block is very fine, fresh and bright.

Price: $125.00