THE SEA IS ALL AROUND, by Elizabeth Enright - 1940 [1st Ed]


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The Sea is all Around

by Elizabeth Enright

illustrated by Elizabeth Enright

FIRST EDITION. New York & Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940.

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume features vintage binding with green cloth covers, and line illustration on front.
  • Book displays commensurate aging and wear.
  • Covers exhibit edgewear with exposed boards at corners and partially along fore edge of front. 
  • Boards display brown and damp staining overall, with a 0.75" dark brown circular stain near front shoulder. 
  • Spine is sunned, and is fraying at ends and along shoulders. (See photos)
  • Binding is secure overall, with some play.
  • Front pastedown shows overall aging, with stronger toning along hinge. 
  • Page facing front pastedown has pencil mark from previous owner. (See photos)
  • Illustrations are well preserved with minimal visible toning.
  • Interior is gently age-toned with occasional small stains and smudges.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Page 5 has a 1.25" tear along fore edge, and page 7-8 and 9-10 display a 4" crease across head corner. (See photos)
  • Text block edges display commensurate toning, as well as some staining.
  • SC20200318

124 pages. 7.25 x 8.5 inches.

Vintage binding features green cloth covers with line illustration on front.

Book features the author's full-color, full-page illustrations, as well as B&W line illustrations and chapter heads.

The beautiful story of 10-year-old Mab's adventures in the Maritime setting of Pokenick Island is brought to life by the author herself in delightful illustrations. When she goes to live with her Aunt Belinda on Pokenick Island, off the coast of New England, the heroine discovers a world far different from her Iowa, a world surrounded by the sea from every side. The winter and spring she spends there are a source of endless marvel and amazement at the extraordinary beauty of the sea and its atmosphere, at the description of which Enright truly excels. 

Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968) was an American writer of children's books, an illustrator, writer of short stories for adults, literary critic and teacher of creative writing. She is best-known as the Newbery-Medal winning author of Thimble Summer. (1938)

EDITION POINTS: First Edition.

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