Collins, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Unstated, Illustrated By: Various
810 g.; VI, 208 pages, list of illustrations. Coloured illustrated frontispiece, by D.Osborne. The text is illustrated with five full coloured illustrations, by various artists and three halftone photographs. Along with the above mentioned illustrations, there are numerous black-and-white line drawings throughout the book. Illustrated front cover by Mills, showing a young girl guide with flags and another Girl Guide lying on her stomach, with yellow and blue titles to the front panel and black titles to the back strip. 1/4 orange coloured back strip with illustration and 3/4 illustrated boards. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the back strip, the top front board edge, the lower front board edge and quite a significant bump to the front fore edge of the front panel. Light browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning, offset tanning and very faint foxing to the endpapers. Light age toning to the internal pages. Pages 39-42 have come away from the sewing of the text block. That same set of pages has quite noticeable browning and foxing to the top edge. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for underlying board with yellow and blue titles to the front panel and grew to the back strip. The illustration on the dustwrapper back strip is an older woman in girl guide uniform. This dustwrapper is in its component parts. The front fold over, front panel and back strip in one piece but the back dustwrapper panel and rear fold over have become detached, from the front section and from each other. Heavy rubbing and chipping, with loss to the front corners of the dustwrapper and to the top and bottom edges of the back strip. Numerous small tears, creases and chips to both the top and bottom edges and there are creases that run the full-length and horizontally across the front dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and marking is also visible. The rear dustwrapper has two distinct pieces, one larger than the other, and together they make an almost complete panel. The panel is crumpled, creased, rubbed and generally shows a lot of wear. There are two major tears to the top and bottom in dustwrapper edge is measuring 1.25 " to the top edge, and 1 " to the lower edge. The rear fold over panel is somewhat brown and soiled. A children's annual, put out in the 20s-30s [ given the style of illustrations and dress ], specifically for girls and more specifically those with a Girl Guide background. Contributors to the book include Oliver Pike, E.E. Cowper, Freda Isabel Noble, Ethel Talbot and others. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Children's Books ; Scouts ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0105833.