London: Jonathan Cape, 1965, true 1st, "first published"; green blue boards, green top edge, in gray jacket with drawings in rust and black of Helena and Fabius, a Roman soldier, and a fisherman, on the back a map of Sullya (the isles of Sicily); 8vo; 223 pp. Juvenile hardback.
Two children captured and put ashore on the isles of Sullya are thought to bring bad luck and set away to keep the Eastern Beacon warning fire burning . Note that the illustrator differs from the American reprint.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, appears unread, in crisp, clean jacket with a few tiny edge rubs; unclipped 16s. Item #21522