The Valley of Song by Elizabeth Goudge
1951. 255 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Colour illustrative frontispiece. Black and white illustrations by Steven Spurrier throughout. Minor foxing to fore text block edge and pastedowns. Inscription to front endpaper. Red illustrations to pastedowns and endpapers. Top text block edge dyed red. Binding loose, pages are shaky. Frontispiece and illustrations clear and bright. Moderate white marks to boards and spine. General rub wear all over. Book has a slight forward lean. Gilt is bright. Minor edge wear with some crushing to spine ends and bumping to corners. Clipped dust jacket. Large tear to front panel with loss to illustration. Moderate edge wear with chips, tears and creasing. Some loss to edges. Moderate foxing to inside. Spine is sunned.