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May 31, 2012 16:27:08 PDT
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The Princess and the Goblin

by George MacDonald
Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

Easton Press Collector's Edition

Description: Leatherbound hardback book published by Easton Press. Bound in top grade red leather with 22kt gold lettering and cover artwork. Hubbed spine, acid neutral paper with page edges gilded, satin moire endpapers, and a satin ribbon book mark sewn in. Unused publisher supplied bookplate laid in (not attached).

Synopsis: A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle.

Publisher's Note: The classic tale of a young princess and a miner boy who outwit a colony of goblins in an exciting adventure set in a maze of underground caverns. When Princess Irene discovers a secret staircase at the top of the castle, she enters a world so mysterious she doesn't know whether to believe it is real. For, hidden in the highest tower, is a beautiful old lady who lives among the pigeons, spinning magic thread beside a fire made of roses. But when strange cat-like creatures are found prowling the palace gardens, and Curdie the miner boy encounters a band of embittered goblins plotting revenge on the royal household, the princess must place her trust in the old lady if they are to save the palace from destruction.

Condition: Binding - near fine, the page edge gilding of all three sides has minor to moderate flaws (see picture, it shows the worst flaws at the top edge), a few very minor dings to the board edges. Dust jacket - none, as issued.

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