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Author Name:    WILSON, Richard, (ed.) ALCOCK, John

Title:   Samples from the Bookshelf

Publisher:    Nelson , 1940, 

Seller ID:   23340

WILSON, Richard, (ed.). Samples from the Bookshelf: A Book of Prose and Verse designed to make the Reader "Ask for More". L.: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, n.d. [c.1940?]. Pp (2),iii-iv,5-256, colour frontispiece + 3 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. No.6 in the Books of Delight series. Includes John M. Ewing's "Conquerors of the Atlantic" on Alcock and Brown (pp.3237); Stuart Chesmore's "The Ice Patrol" on icebergs in Newfoundland waters, with reference to the Titanic, &c (pp.243-251); Harold Avery's "The South Pole", pp.156163, an excerpt from No Surrender; J.N. Duncan's "Pupils and Pirates" [on the piracy of the steamer Tung-chow in January 1935, with 70 European school children aboard, pp.251-254]; and Charles Dibdin's splendid poem "The Sailor's Consolation". Some rubbing to cloth, ow vg with a 1945 gift inscription. 25.00


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