London, Sydney & Auckland: Collins, 1970, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour plates; Black & white drawings;
From the cover: George Macdonalds two stories about little Princess Irene and the courageous young miner, Curdie, are full of a magic and wonder that have made them beloved of several generations of children. Irene is a real Princess, brave, truthful and beautiful, who finds a secret staircase and meets her magical great-great-great-grandmother. In the first story she and Curdie battle against the wicked goblins who haunt underground caverns in the mountains. In the sequel Curdie needs all his courage and ingenuity to rescue Irene and her father from a cruel city.
This new edition has been carefully abridged by Olive Jones, the former childrens books editor at Methuen. She has taken the long boring digressions and moral lectures out of the original text, while preserving the essential enchantment of the stories.
In the Classics for Today series.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape remnants from a protective film on the verso. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. 8¾” x 6¼”.