New York: Viking Press, 1964/1939, 1st US by this company (actually preceded by a Putnam 1940 publication); green cloth boards, green top edge, with chapter heads and full page illustrations, in pink jacket with little figures in greens and pink surrounding ivory center with titles and picture of two on horseback; 8vo; 287 pp. Juvenile hardback.
Penelope comes to the Thackers, home for generations to the Babington family and their farmers and servants, the Taberners. She alone, a descendent of the Taberners, is sensitive to the people who have lived in the old house before. She bears the lives of both times, shifting back and forth from Elizabethan days to the present. Beautiful writing, by a woman whose ancestors also lived and farmed for many generations in the Derbyshire.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; child's bookplate, no names or other marks, straight, clean, tight, small bumps to spine ends; in jacket with quarter inch tear and light wear at spine ends, light edgewear all around to 1/8", with half inch tear on spine crease; unclipped 4.00. Item #20175