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The Elusive Grasshopper: A Lone Pine Story

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The Elusive Grasshopper: A Lone Pine Story
Malcolm Saville
Illustrated by Bertram Prance
George Newnes Limited, London, 2nd impression 1954; 1st published 1951.
Hardback; 130 x 190 mm; cream boards with titles in red on spine and front cover with a motif of a pine tree; 248 pages; endpaper maps. Original unclipped dust jacket.
Overall the book is in fair condition. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is grubby and shows signs of wear with closed tears and some open tears but with no loss of text. There are multiple indentations on the front of the jacket visible internally with some tanning, and these indentations are visible on the front cover of the book. Some bumping and marks on the covers. Page ends a little tanned and minimal foxing. A small booksellers label on the front paste-down endpaper. The verso of the front free endpaper is annotated in blue ink: “E J Sabin”.
Malcolm Saville (1901–1982) was an English author best known for the Lone Pine series of children's books, many of which are set in Shropshire. His work emphasises location; the books include many vivid descriptions of the English countryside, villages, and sometimes towns.
Bertram Prance (1889-1958) was a regular contributor of cartoons to Punch before 1916, and to Happy Mag. His illustrations to stories can be found in many pre-war magazines. He was a friend of the artist Heath Robinson. He illustrated eight of Malcolm Saville’s books.
This is the sixth book in the Lone Pine series. This one is set in Rye, though the adventure starts in Paris, and involves new friends as well as old enemies from a previous book.

Item details

Author(s):
Malcolm Saville
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
130 x 190 mm
Edition:
2nd impression 1954
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
George Newnes Limited
Title:
The Elusive Grasshopper: A Lone Pine Story

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The Elusive Grasshopper: A Lone Pine Story
Malcolm Saville
Illustrated by Bertram Prance
George Newnes Limited, London, 2nd impression 1954; 1st published 1951.
Hardback; 130 x 190 mm; cream boards with titles in red on spine and front cover with a motif of a pine tree; 248 pages; endpaper maps. Original unclipped dust jacket.
Overall the book is in fair condition. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is grubby and shows signs of wear with closed tears and some open tears but with no loss of text. There are multiple indentations on the front of the jacket visible internally with some tanning, and these indentations are visible on the front cover of the book. Some bumping and marks on the covers. Page ends a little tanned and minimal foxing. A small booksellers label on the front paste-down endpaper. The verso of the front free endpaper is annotated in blue ink: “E J Sabin”.
Malcolm Saville (1901–1982) was an English author best known for the Lone Pine series of children's books, many of which are set in Shropshire. His work emphasises location; the books include many vivid descriptions of the English countryside, villages, and sometimes towns.
Bertram Prance (1889-1958) was a regular contributor of cartoons to Punch before 1916, and to Happy Mag. His illustrations to stories can be found in many pre-war magazines. He was a friend of the artist Heath Robinson. He illustrated eight of Malcolm Saville’s books.
This is the sixth book in the Lone Pine series. This one is set in Rye, though the adventure starts in Paris, and involves new friends as well as old enemies from a previous book.

Author(s):
Malcolm Saville
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
130 x 190 mm
Edition:
2nd impression 1954
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
George Newnes Limited
Title:
The Elusive Grasshopper: A Lone Pine Story

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