Hardcover. 8vo. Edmund Ward Publisher, London, 1959. 128 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Color frontispiece, otherwise illustrated in black and white. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ (light chipping present to the top of the front panel). Boards in VG shape with light shelf-wear present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. E-07; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Wizard of Boland by "BB"
Publisher: Edmund Ward
Publication Date: 1959
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Kaye & Ward Ltd. London. (1959) 1969 reprint. 8vo (144 x 221mm). Pp128. B/w illustrations by the author. Mottled blue/brown boards, spine titled in gilt. 18s. Rather foxed, browned and used but good copy in frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper. "A gay and bewitching story about the Forest of Boland and the creatures who live there - scheming gnomes, black cats, dragons, cowzies, and, most exciting of all, the Wizard. In the valley nearby lives a little goosegirl called Helda; Helda upsets the Wizard and he, irritated, decides to cast a spell on her. Alas! all the workable spells require dragon's blood, which is not so easy to come by. But, eventually, in perusing a musty old tome entitled Wizard Wizardry, he is delighted to discover the very thing. .Here an amazing adventure begins." One of BB's delightful children's novels. Chapters include:- The wizard in his cave; A surprise for the gnomes; Wizard wizardry; A nasty situation; Dragon's blood; New friends and an old enemy; The book of spells; A chance of escape; The spell works; A prisoner again; Dragons don't forget; Conclusion. . Seller Inventory # 47049
Book Description Edmund Ward (Publishers) Limited. London. 1959 1st edition. Small 8vo (132 x 205mm). Pp128. Colour frontispiece and b/w illustrations by the author. Light blue cloth, spine titled in red. Abrasion and staining to boards, hinges tender, quite foxed. Good only. Lacks dust-wrapper. "The gnomes of the Forest of Boland are horrified to find a dragon sleeping in a cave near their village; but the wicked Wizard Homm is delighted to see the same dragon browsing among the willows in the forest because he needs some dragon's blood to work his best spells. But the Wizard's greed is his downfall." One of BB's delightful children's novels. Chapters include:- The wizard in his cave; A surprise for the gnomes; Wizard wizardry; A nasty situation; Dragon's blood; New friends and an old enemy; The book of spells; A chance of escape; The spell works; A prisoner again; Dragons don't forget; Conclusion. Seller Inventory # 37816