Splendid - The Splendid Book for Girls. Birn Brothers, not dated, late '40s. Attractive colour illustrated boards depicting two girls on a hike, picknicing. 9¾" x 7½", 142pp plus 1 plate, quarter red cloth, colour illustrated paper covered boards (same image both boards), hardback. Contents: 'The Clover Club' by Susan Groom, 'The Sixth or Sylvia?' by Winifred Norling, 'Two Lonely People' by J. Mortimer, 'Funky Phil' (the true sense of 'Funky', not the current usage) by Mary Jeans, 'Head Girl at Hilverton' by Winifred Norling, 'Daphne of the Drums' by Sheena Dare, 'Youth at the Prow' by Mary Jeans, and 'Flashing Feet' by Susan Groom. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Slight corner and edge wear, Xmas inscription on front paste-down, half-title and title pages very neatly coloured, one illustration coloured (not quite so neat but not messy), fairly tallentated monochrome pencil drawing of a girl on back free-endpaper, very good, no wrapper.
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