Swallows & Amazons - Arthur Ransome 1930 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Rivière.

‘I can see it being read aloud on a thousand sandy beaches and as a special treat in bed to inspire further ideas for the morrow's adventures. Mr. Ransome's delightful children show how easy it is with a touch of the right sort of imagination to capture all the thrills of "Treasure Island" and "Robinson Crusoe" without going further afield than the next cove. All you need is a boat, a parrot, a black spot, a sea-chest (preferably covered with foreign labels), molasses, a smattering of seamanship and nautical language, a thunderstorm, and an enemy. The enemy is most important. Mix these ingredients judiciously and you get as fine a setting for voyages of discovery as ever inspired a Jason or a Raleigh.’ - S.P.B. Mais,
Daily Telegraph, August 1930.
  pp. 350 [2] one set of map endpapers bound in at rear.   Elegantly bound by Bayntun-Rivière in full green morocco, spine lettered and tooled in gilt with swallow and skull & crossbones motifs, gilt block of Swallows & Amazons flags and motto on front cover, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, hand marbled endpapers. With original map endpapers bound in at rear.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 105215   Price: HK$ 20,000