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The Snow Goose. Paul Gallico illustrated by Peter Scott
  • The Snow Goose. Paul Gallico illustrated by Peter Scott
  • The Snow Goose. Paul Gallico illustrated by Peter Scott
  • The Snow Goose. Paul Gallico illustrated by Peter Scott
  • The Snow Goose. Paul Gallico illustrated by Peter Scott
  • The Snow Goose. Paul Gallico illustrated by Peter Scott

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Item Description: Michael Joseph, [1948], 1948. 8vo., First Illustrated Edition, Fourth Impression, with title and text in blue and black, coloured frontispiece, 3 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations (3 full-page) in the text and illustrated endpapers; original pictorial blue buckram, snow goose motif blocked on upper board, backstrip lettered in white, boards lightly dust-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped and frayed with loss at extremities. Peter Scott's classic illustrated edition was first published in December 1946; the fourth impression appeared in September 1948. The frontispiece portrait of Fritha is modelled on Scott's first wife, novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard: 'I stood for hours, holding a pillow, which he turned into the wounded snow goose' (Howard's memoirs). ALL EARLY ISSUES ARE VERY SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER.
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