Christopher Columbus was the 12th title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.
The adventures of Christopher Columbus are not as popular a topic for children’s history as they used to be. Perhaps that’s because explorers are now bound up with the concept of empire and exploitation – or perhaps because later research makes us question who really was the first person to ‘discover’ the Americas and what that actually means. Anyway, it’s a good tale, well-told and beautifully illustrated (of course).
This copy still has its original dustwrapper (not price-clipped). There’s a little wear head and foot of the DJ spine and a couple of grubby marks on the back panel – otherwise both book and DJ are in very nice condition. It is the last title listed on the back DJ flap so I believe it to be a first edition.
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