Arthur Ransome. We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea. London: Jonathan Cape, 1937. First edition, first printing. Ocatvo, 20 x 13.5cm, forest green cloth boards, map endpapers, 351pp, frontispiece and thirty-three illustrations. In unclipped illustrated jacket.
Very Good/Good. Corners sharp, slight foxing to the endpapers and edges of leaves, otherwise clean throughout; jacket is age-toned along the spine with chips and nicks along the edges.
This is the seventh book in the series that according to British scholar Peter Hunt, “… changed British literature, affected a whole generation’s view of holidays, helped to create the national image of the English Lake District and added Arthur Ransome’s name to the select list of classic British children’s authors”, (Hunt (1992). Approaching Arthur Ransome. London: Jonathan Cape. p. 12).
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