J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1967, Blue Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Illustrated By: Ardizzone, Edward
gilt & black titles spine; gilt & black decorations front; front cover col. illust. by Ardizzone with many of his b/w. drawings throughout; "Explorations of attics can lead to unusual 'finds', especially when they have become depositories for bargain buys purchased at auction sales. Daisy Anderson's father brought home all manner of things like these - and having put them 'in a safe place upstairs' immediately. forgot about them. It was not surprising, then, that Daisy and her friend should discover among her father's odd collection a doll in a box - -but it was a doll with a difference. Delighted, the girls bring the doll downstairs. She tells them her name is Mary La Home and, they listen With rapt attention as she relates her life a hundred years ago with Gerald, a ventriloquist, and Toby, his dog. Remorse haunts this extraordinary doll but was her story really true? And what became of Gerald in. the end? A tombstone in the graveyard completes his sad story. Inside Gerald's house the final proof awaits them that everything did indeed happen as Mary La Home remembered. The flavour of the story is unusual. Strangely matter-of-fact, the narrative quickly takes hold of the reader and carries them into an eerie world of fantasy. The tension mounts and the ending is as satisfying as sleep after troubled dreams."; the price-intact (& now protected) D/J. has edge-wear, a small piece missing from front & a larger piece missing from the rear but most of the art-work thereon survives; the book within is in excellent condition; 60 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Ardizzone, Edward. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: CHD00254.