In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)
In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)
In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)
In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)
In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)

In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)

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1920s hardcover edition of 1903 boys' adventure story, plus ephemera - Camborne Sunday School prize - FREE UK P&P
£11.75

Product description

In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean - Gordon Stables (c.1926)
 
A nice vintage hardback edition of this boys' adventure story originally published in 1903; this copy has no publication date, but bears a Camborne [Cornwall] Wesley Sunday School presentation plate dated 1926 to the front endpaper, together with the recipient's own inscription in ink dated 1927 to the reverse of the frontispiece. In addition to the book itself, the following items of ephemera are included (but not shown in our photos): an original paper bookmark advertising Blackie's Annuals, a receipt from the Knitted Sports Coat Co., Redruth, dated "2/1/31", and a Christmas bookmark / greetings card and a scrap of paper with shorthand writing, etc. in pencil, both of similar vintage.
 
Whilst the book shows various signs of age, as do the items of ephemera within (see condition description below), it remains complete and fully legible, and would make a great addition to a collection of vintage adventure stories or children's fiction - or a lovely accessory for a vintage-inspired decorative scheme or a recreation of a 1920s period room setting.
 
Author: Dr. Gordon Stables, R.N.
 
Title: In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean
 
Classification / subject: Fiction; boys' stories; adventure stories
 
Date / era: c.1926
 
Imprint / publisher / brand: Blackie and Son Limited, London, Glasgow and Bombay
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
ISBN: N/A
 
Binding: Hardcover (blue cloth boards with colour printed pictorial design to front and spine)
 
Dustjacket: No
 
Number of pages: 288 (plus colour frontispiece and three black and white illustrations)
 
Dimensions (approx.): 12.7 x 18.4 x 4cm (5 x 7.25 x 1.55in)
 
Condition: Cover discoloured and marked with moderate age wear including scuffing to surface and wear and bumping to edges and corners; pages are discoloured with some marks, together with moderate age wear including bumping to edges and slight creasing to corners; there is some marking, discoloration and age wear to the ephemera, the Blackie bookmark having a small ink stain to the front and the signature of the original owner twice in ink to the back (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 445g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

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Brand Blackie and Son
Code 5/235
Condition Used