The Pilgrim Fathers, 1963, Series 561

£5.00

The Pilgrim Fathers was the 29th title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.

Correspondence exists between Peach and Kenney that shows a joking concern that the book might lack ‘glamour’ and jocular pleas from Peach that Kenney make the ‘Pilgrim Mothers’ as attractive as possible!  Sadly, this was the be the last book in the long collaboration between these two men; Kenney died in the year this book was published and Peach died two years later.

This copy:

Matt boards.  A very nice copy of this hard-to-find title. There is a spot of insect damage to the inside edges of the back boards – but helpfully this isn’t visible when the book is closed.  It has very nice clean pages.  An early edition, it dates to the early-1970s with a tally number of 320 and has the original price of 15p.

 

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Weight 0.11 kg