Title: The Adventures of Pip
Author: Enid Blyton
Illustrator: Raymond Sheppard
Year: 1948 (First Edition)
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair
Description: Pip the Pixie is a typical Enid Blyton creation—a lively, mischievous, and comical little creature. In this book, she tells of his endless adventures in the countryside, among the birds, animals, and insects, most of which are bigger than Pip himself. These are more than pixie adventures, of course—they are pointers to all kinds of nature facts. What is the cuckoo-spit? Why do the leaves change colour? We see all of these strange and interesting facts through the eyes of Pip the Pixie, one of Blyton's most engaging characters.
Illustrated with Raymond Sheppard's superb b&w etchings – some of which are full-page.
Orange textured boards with gilded text and illustration. Corners only slightly bumped; spine straight. Dust jacket unclipped (bears original price of 6/-). Skilfully repaired on inside. Small loss at head of spine. Badly creased on front (refer to image). Spine worn. Pages have a slight hint of tanning, and are in very good condition: clean, crisp, and completely free from foxing.
Measures 19 cm × 12.5 cm (7.6″ × 5″). Large 12mo. 96 pp.