RANSOME (ARTHUR) Pigeon Post, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to "Richard Kelsall from Arthur Ransome with many thanks for his most useful collaboration" on the half-title, Jonathan Cape, 1936

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RANSOME (ARTHUR)
Pigeon Post, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to "Richard Kelsall from Arthur Ransome with many thanks for his most useful collaboration" on the half-title, Jonathan Cape, 1936

Sold for £ 1,125 (US$ 1,413) inc. premium
RANSOME (ARTHUR)
Pigeon Post, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to "Richard Kelsall from Arthur Ransome with many thanks for his most useful collaboration" on the half-title, illustrations and colour-printed map endpapers by the author, publisher's green cloth, slightly rubbed at extremities, dust-jacket (spine soiled with small loss at extremities, restored with archival tape at folds), preserved in purpose-made solander box, 8vo, Jonathan Cape, 1936

Footnotes

  • FINE PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO RICHARD KELSALL WITH A WARM INSCRIPTION FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE BOOK. "Kelsall played another historic part in the making of the series when he was asked by Ransome to construct the pigeon alarm illustrated [and captioned "How Dick made the pigeon ring a bell"] in the book. Dick... successfully constructed it and Ransome was assured that the invention was feasible. he rewarded Richard with a copy of the first edition..." (Cowen, A Ransome Book-case, 2000, p.80).
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RANSOME (ARTHUR) Pigeon Post, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to "Richard Kelsall from Arthur Ransome with many thanks for his most useful collaboration" on the half-title, Jonathan Cape, 1936
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