RANSOME (ARTHUR) Swallows & Amazons, FIRST ILLUSTRTED EDITION, Jonathan Cape 1931; and others, mostly Kelsall family copies (8)

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Lot 201
RANSOME (ARTHUR)
Swallows & Amazons, FIRST ILLUSTRTED EDITION, Jonathan Cape ; and others, mostly Kelsall family copies (8)

Sold for £ 1,187 (US$ 1,489) inc. premium
RANSOME (ARTHUR)
Swallows & Amazons, FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, illustrations by Clifford Webb, dust-jacket clipped, slightly rubbed but generally good, 1931; idem, twenty-ninth impression, illustrations by the author, 1955; idem, SIGNED BY TABITHA RANSOME, and members of the Altouyan and Kelsall families at a Ransome birthday reunion [see footnote], 1982; Coot Club, first American edition, ownership inscription of R.H. Kelsall, Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1935; Winter Holiday, ownership inscription of R.H. Kelsall, later issue dust-jacket, 1933; Missee Lee, ownership inscription of T.E. Kelsall, 1941; Secret Water, eleventh impression, ownership inscription of R.H. Kelsall, 1947, publisher's cloth, dust-jackets 8vo, Jonathan Cape ; and another (8)

Footnotes

  • Mostly Kelsall family copies. Includes an edition of Swallows & Amazons signed, on the occasion of a lunch held at the Garrick Club, to celebrate the centenary of Ransome's birth, by Ransome's daughter Tabitha, Brigit and Tacqui Altounyan, Desmond and Richard Kelsall (all of whom inspired aspects of the novels), and James and Thomas Young who, as children, sailed with Ransome when he lived in Essex.

    Provenance: the third to seventh mentioned Kelsall family copies, with ownership inscriptions.
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