London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 1100 copies (unnumbered), octavo size, 267 pp. Very good. Item #210121004
The charming story of a young otter and the challeges it faces to survive, ultimately falling to a hunt. It won the Hawthornden Prize in 1928, and has never been out of print since its first publication (n.b., per Wiki).
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter linen over brown cloth, gilt lettering on brown leather spine label, top edge gilt, foredge uncut; octavo size (9 1/2" by 6 1/2"), pagination: [i-viii] ix-xii, [1-2] 3-255, one of 1100 copies printed on large paper printed shortly after the first (Subscriber's) edition.
___CONDITION: Overall very good. The corners are straight with no rubbing, the hinges are sound, the textblock is strong, and the book is entirely free of prior owner markings; the linen cloth on the front board is lightly sunned, 1/8" wear to top of joint on front board with light wear to the head of the spine, the spine is sunned and the volume slightly cocked; still overall a nice copy.
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