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Paul : The Hero Of The Hour by  Edward Ardizzone - First UK Edition - 1948 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: biblio166)

Paul : The Hero Of The Hour

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Paul : The Hero Of The Hour

by Ardizzone, Edward

  • Used
  • very good
  • First
Very Good/Very Good++
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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About This Item

The First UK Printing published by Porpoise Books in 1948.The fragile book is in VERY GOOD+ condition.A little light staining to the front and rear lower corners. The bottom 2cm of the spine is missing.A little rubbing to the top of the spine. Otherwise the book and boards are remarkably clean for their age and have been protected well by the wrapper.The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition.The price of 3/6 net is still intact.A little toning and rubbing to the spine with a little loss at the upper end.A 4 cm closed tear to the lower front spine fold.Minor closed tear at the flap folds.A little soiling and spotting to the cover in places.The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.A very scarce Ardizzone title about Paul, who joins the circus to help his financially disadvantaged family.By the end of the story he helps save the circus from a terrible blaze. Illustrated in colour on every page by Edward Ardizzone including the end papers and fly leaves.A truly charming book and very scarce in this collectible condition. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
Paul : The Hero Of The Hour
Ardizzone, Edward
Ardizzone, Edward
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good++
Quantity available
First UK Edition
Place of Publication
Date published
Porpoise, Paul, Ardizzone, Childrens,

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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