The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)
The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)
The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)
The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)
The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)

The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)

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1940s vintage hardback edition of Scottish novel - dustjacket advert for WW2 broadcasts to occupied Europe - FREE UK P&P
£7.50

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The House with the Green Shutters - George Douglas ("Nelson Classics" series, c.1945)
 
George Douglas [Brown], "The House with the Green Shutters" ("The Nelson Classics" series, no. 347: London etc., Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., n.d., but with original owner's inscription dated 1945 in pencil to front flyleaf). Vintage hardback fiction book (green cloth boards, gilt title to spine) with original dustwrapper, dark green top page edges, 288pp plus title and introductory pages, eight black and white illustrations and eight-page list of Nelson Classics titles, measuring approximately 11.1 x 16.1 x 2cm (4.35 x 6.35 x 0.8in). "One of the greatest of all Scottish novels. As a study of small-town life it has no equal. Barbie, with its local politics, its scandal, its commerce and loves and hates, is terribly true to life: and John Gourlay is a magnificent portrait of the small-town tyrant and autocrat. No finer book has come out of Scotland since Stevenson." Interestingly, the rear flap of the dustwrapper promotes overseas radio broadcasts from London, describing their significance to the people of occupied Europe during World War II.
 
The dustjacket is discoloured and marked with slight fading to the spine, together with age wear including considerable bumping, slight tearing and loss to the upper and lower edges, wear to the folds, and some scratches and indentations to the surface; there is some discoloration and slight marking to the boards, with slight to moderate wear including bumping to edges and corners; the pages are discoloured with foxing (mainly to edges) and other slight marks, together with slight edge wear and the odd corner crease. 
 
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Brand Thomas Nelson and Sons
Code 5/30
Condition Used