Enid Blyton, "Enid Blyton's Nature Lover's Book. With 16 Colour Plates by Noel Hopking" (1956) - vintage children's book (SOLD)
Enid Blyton, "Enid Blyton's Nature Lover's Book. With 16 Colour Plates by Noel Hopking" (London, Evans Brothers Limited, reprinted 1956; originally published 1944, this is the fourth reprint of the "New Edition (Freshly Illustrated)" of 1947). Vintage hardback children's nature book (green cloth boards, gilt titles to front and spine), 256pp plus colour plates, measuring approximately 19.1 x 25.2 x 2.7cm (7.5 x 9.9 x 1.05in). This delightful volume includes a series of "Nature Walks" presented as stories, six "Nature Stories" (including "The Mouse and the Squirrel" and "The Tick-Tock Goblin"), twelve "Poems of the Open Air" by Blyton and twelve nature poems by Wordsworth, Browning and others, "Some Interesting Things To Do", and descriptions of various flowers, birds and trees, together with numerous illustrations (including a woodland scene by Donia Nachshen to the inside covers / endpapers).
No dustjacket; the cover is discoloured with fading to the spine and various marks together with age wear including slight tearing to the cloth at the top of the spine, scratches, slight indentations and surface wear to the boards, and wear and bumping to the edges and corners; the front endpaper and both title pages are marked with ovals of black felt tip pen (presumably to hide old library / school stamps), and the top corner of the front endpaper bears a neat number in ballpoint, whilst the rear endpaper / inside cover bears three names in ballpoint; the pages are discoloured with occasional ink, ballpoint, pencil and other marks together with age wear including creases, edge and corner wear including occasional slight tears, and general reading wear; there is some weakness to the binding in places.
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