Various - The Splendid Book for Girls. Birn Brothers. Not dated, ins. 1943. Attractive front cover of girl holding pitchfork? (Land Girl would fit date?). 9¾" x 7", 156pp plus 1 plate, quarter blue cloth with colour illustrated paper covered boards (same image each side), hardback. Contents: 'Four of a Feather' by Arthur Groom, 'Morslake Mystery' by Winifred Norling, 'Pamela Turns up Trumps' by Pauline Fletcher, 'Refuge on the Rock' by Leonora Fry, 'Forced Landing' by Bertha Leonard, 'Trouble at Taversley' by Winifred Norling, 'The Ghost of Triona' by Winifred Bear, 'The New Broom' by Pauline Fletcher, 'First Aid' by Mary Jeans, 'The Mortons' Mascot' by Bertha Leonard, 'The Impertinent Tennis Star' by Winifred Bear, 'The Christmas Play' by M. Cathcart Borer, and 'Three Wins for Whittington' by Beryl C. Lawley. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine sunned; slight edge and corner wear; slight edge-foxing; slight page-edge browning; top ¼" of front board 'dusty'; slight marks/'dusty' to boards; Xmas inscription on front paste-down; good, solid, clean copy; no wrapper.
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