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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

By Ransome, Arthur




ARTHUR RANSOME was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life -- as a baby he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276 ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News. In 1917 when the Russian Revolution began he became a journalist and was a special correspondent of the Guardian. He played chess with Lenin and married Trotsky's personal secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. On his return to England, he bought a cottage near Windermere in the Lake District and began writing children's stories. He published the first of his children's classics, the twelve Swallows and Amazons books, in 1930. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post. He died in 1967.


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WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

RANSOME, Arthur

1937. RANSOME, Arthur. WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA. London: Jonathan Cape (1937). First edition. 351 pp. 8vo., dark green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Map endpapers have a faint ouch of foxing - else the book is very clean internally. A few small spots to fore-edge, not affecting text. In a good dust jacket, spine darkened, with a 1/2 inch chip to top of spine above title, and a few small closed tears to rear panel. Jacket is lightly age-toned at edges. The Swallows adrift - a wonderful children's adventure at sea.

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We Didn't Mean to go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

London: Jonathan Cape, 1937. Green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and blind stamped title on the front board in pictorial dustwrapper. Maps on the endpapers. Illustrations by Arthur Ransome. 351 pages, 5.75 X 8 inches. Very good book with some spotting to the fore edge and on the endpapers in a very good dustwrapper with a few very small edge tears and a 2cm tear, with a little scattered spotting, and spine a little age browned. Original 7s.6.d price intact on the corner of the front dustwrapper flap.Internally all clean and unmarked with no inscriptions etc.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

RANSOME, Arthur:

London: Jonathan Cape. 1937. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding clean, square and firm, the contents with a little spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a few tiny short closed tears without loss and is a little darkened and spotted to the extremties. Not price-clipped (priced 7s. 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Ransome, Arthur [1884-1967]

Published by Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square London First Edition 1937. London 1937., 1937. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel, colour end paper maps. 8vo. 8'' x 6''. Contains 351 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Light fox marks to the bottom edge, ink name to front free end paper verso. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with age tanning to the spine, shallow rubs to the spine ends and corners, one small closed tear to the top rear gutter, price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 20 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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We Didn't Mean to go to Sea

RANSOME, ARTHUR

London: Jonathan Cape, 1937. Green cloth with gilt title on spine and blindstamped on front panel. Dust jacket is stained and worn and missing one piece from head of spine and smaller chips at the other extremities. No part of the title missing. Book is very good plus with ink name to endpaper and name stamp (small) to top edge. Hard to find first in dj.. 1st. Cloth. VG-/VG-. Octavo.

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WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

Ransome, Arthur

London & Toronto: Jonathan Cape, 1937. 351 pages in very good, clean condition; edges a little yellowed. With 27 illustrations. Mapped endpapers. Green hardcovers with gilt titles on the spine. Light wear on corners and edges, tiny hole on the spine, covers a little scuffed. VG. First Edition. Hardcover. VG.

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Arthur Ransome

London, Great Britain: Jonathan Cape, 1937. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Very Good Condition. Clean Pages. Solid Binding. Decorated Endpapers. In This Latest Adventure (Following Pigeon Post, Winner Of The Carnegie Medal), The Walker Family Has Come To Harwich To Wait For Commander Walker's Return. As Usual, The Children Can't Stay Away From Boats, And This Time They Meet Young Jim Brading, Skipper Of The Well-Found Sloop Goblin. But Fun Turns To High Drama When The Anchor Drags, And The Four Young Sailors Find Themselves Drifting Out To Sea - Sweeping Across To Holland In The Midst Of A Full Gale! As In All Of Ransome's Books, The Emphasis Is On Self-Reliance, Courage, And Resourcefulness. We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea Is A Story To Warm Any Mariner's Heart. Full Of Nautical Lore And Adventure, It Will Appeal To Young Armchair Sailors And Season Sailors Alike.

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Arthur Ransome

2012-07-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome

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Ransome, Arthur

David R Godine. PAPERBACK. 0879239913 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Ransome, Arthur

Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. 0224021230 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Ransome, Arthur

Red Fox Books (Rand). PAPERBACK. 0099427222 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Arthur Ransome

Jonathan Cape, 1987-12-27. Reissue. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

2014-07-22. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome

2000-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arthur Ransome

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea (Red Fox Older Fiction)

Arthur Ransome

1993-07-27. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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We didnt mean to go to sea (Gregg Press children's literature series)

Arthur Ransome

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 081619

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We didn't mean to go to sea,

Ransome, Arthur

J. Cape. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

Ransome, Arthur

Published by Jonathan Cape, 1937. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ransome, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Green boards, gilt title to spine and blind title to front cover. Pictorial endpapers, b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A couple of small marks to covers. Tiny booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Foxing to contents and a few light fingermarks to page margins.

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Arthur Ransome

1987-08-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arthur Ransome

2001-02-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea (Swallows and Amazons Series)

Ransome, Arthur

New York: Macmillan Company, 1938. The interior of the book is clean and fresh, with no marks or wear. The paper has darkened slightly. The blue covers are also in very good condition, with just a bit of wear at tips and corners. The dust jacket, however is in Poor condition, with light wear overall, rubs to the spine folds, and chips of paper missing from edges. The attached scan gives a better idea of condition. The jacket is now in a protective mylar cover. . Fourth Printing, December 1943. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor.

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Arthur Ransome

1994-08-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arthur Ransome

2014-04-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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We Didn't Mean to go to Sea

RANSOME, Arthur

Sydney - London: Australasian Publishing Company in Association with Jonathan Cape, 1949 Green cloth titled in navy on spine, endpaper maps, b&w frontis and illstns. Tight and square, clean boards, a touch of fading to the spine tips, 2 small rust spots in front endpaper, gift inscription on blank fly. Dust jacket is unclipped, tanned at spine, small gaps at spine ends, tiny corner tears, protected in a fitted clear film sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Ransome, Arthur

NY: Macmillan Company. Good+. 1938. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo; Blue cloth printed in white, end-paper map, xii, [1], 335p., illustrated by the author. .

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Ransome, Arthur

NY: Macmillan, 1938. First Edition. hardcover. Near fine in a good Dust Jacket missing one inch chips at both top and bottom of spine. First printing stated Illustrated

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Ransome, Arthur

New York: Macmillan, 1938. 1st, Stated 1st pr. HB. Blue cloth, white lettering on front cover and spine, white sailing ship on front cover, 8vo., 335 pp. Some slight soiling to covers, owners name ffep, map end papers. Remnants of dust jacket tipped in at back. Book condition VG-.

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We Didn't Mean to Go To Sea

RANSOME, Arthur

New York: Macmillan, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Second American printing. Very good with a slightly cocked spine, light wear at the spine ends and corners, lacking the dustwrapper.

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (Godine Storyteller)

Arthur Ransome

David R Godine, 1994-06-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (Swallows and Amazons Series)

Ransome, Arthur

Brilliance Audio. MP3 CD. 1455859672 We ship daily + good service buy with confidence . New.

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We Didn't Mean to go to Sea

RANSOME, Arthur

Sydney - London: Australasian Publishing Company in Association with Jonathan Cape, 1949 Green cloth titled in navy on spine, endpaper maps, b&w frontis and illstns. Tight and square, faded at spine and 2 edges of boards, small gift inscription on half-title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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We Didn't Mean to go to Sea

RANSOME Arthur

Australasian Publishing Company & Cape, 1949 1949 reprint but first edition thus, VG in green cloth a little sun faded at the edges where the light has crept under the DW edges and stolen away the colour, colour map end papers, 351pp with illustrations in the text. DUSTWRAPPER is unclipped and VG but has a split along the lower front fold which is archival tape repaired to the outside edge, light chipping to spine ends and corners, head of spine archival tape reinforced to the underside. blue and black & white designed DW.. First Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

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We didn't mean to go to sea (Gregg Press children's literature series)

Arthur Ransome

Gregg Press, 1981. Hardcover. Good.

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Ransome, Arthur; Introduction by Beryle B. Beatley

Boston MA: Gregg Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1981. 1st Thus. Hardcover. 0839826982 . A charming reprint copy, published by permission of Jonathan Capoe, the original publisher. ; Gregg Press children's literature series; 335 pages; A charming reprint copy, published by permission of Jonathan Cape, the original publisher. There are no signs of any prior use. The jacket is faded but neither chipped nor worn. A mylar Brodart cover now protects it. Fast shipping, with tracking number provided. .

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Ransome, Arthur.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1945. 351 pp, 8" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped 'We Didn't Mean to go to Sea' on front board. Map endpapers, b&w drawings. The seventh book in the Swallows and Amazons series. "(T)he record of an uncovenanted voyage, which ended in Holland, of the rain and the wind, the darkness and the wild water, the escapes from buoys and from ships crossing in the night, the courage and resource of the children." Harold Spring. Xmas gift inscription, dated 1945, on verso of frontispiece, book is lightly cocked, very light browning to edges of textblock, light color fading at top edge of boards and at bottom of spine/hinges, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket small chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some insect damage on spine, browning to spine and lighter at edges.. Fourteenth Impression. Hard Cover. Good+/Good-.

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WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

RANSOME ARTHUR

NY: MACMILLAN, 1938. FIRST AMERICAN THE BOOK IS BRIGHT CLEAN AND TIGHT SPINE IS SLIGHTLY FADED TOP OF SPINE A LITTLE PULLED. FIRST.. HARD COVER. VERY GOOD/NONE. Illus. by ARTHUR RAMSOME.

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We Didn't Mean to go to Sea

Ransome, Arthur

London: Jonathan Cape. Very Good/Very Good. 1946. Hard Cover. 8" x "5.5" Fifteenth impression of the first edition. Illustrated endpapers; line drawings throughout. Previous ownership details on an otherwise blank preliminary. Minor wear and ageing. The original dust jacket is price clipped, protected by a clear, removable cover. Weysprings Books is a member of: the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), the PBFA, and subscribes to the Associations' Codes of Ethics. .

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

RANSOME, ARTHUR

Jonathan Cape. hardcover octavo (VG+), d/w (VG-) ; all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples.Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

Random House . hardcover. New.

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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

RANSOME, ARTHUR

Jonathan Cape 1937. First edition, octavo hardcover (VG-); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost.

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