From "Dummling and the Three Feathers": Once upon a time there lived a King who had three sons; the two elder were learned and bright, but the youngest said very little and appeared somewhat foolish, so he was always known as Dummling. When the King grew old and feeble, feeling that he was nearing his end, he wished to leave the crown to one of his three sons, but could not decide to which. He thereupon settled that they should travel, and that the one who could obtain the most splendid carpet should ascend the throne when ...
From "Dummling and the Three Feathers": Once upon a time there lived a King who had three sons; the two elder were learned and bright, but the youngest said very little and appeared somewhat foolish, so he was always known as Dummling. When the King grew old and feeble, feeling that he was nearing his end, he wished to leave the crown to one of his three sons, but could not decide to which. He thereupon settled that they should travel, and that the one who could obtain the most splendid carpet should ascend the throne when he died. So that there could be no disagreement as to the way each one should go, the King conducted them to the courtyard of the Palace, and there blew three feathers, by turn, into the air, telling his sons to follow the course that the three feathers took. Then one of the feathers flew eastwards, another westwards, but the third went straight up towards the sky, though it only sped a short distance before falling to earth. Therefore one son traveled towards the east, and the second went to the west, both making fun of poor Dummling, who was obliged to stay where his feather had fallen. Then Dummling, sitting down and feeling rather miserable after his brothers had gone, looked about him, and noticed that near to where his feather lay was a trapdoor. On lifting this up he perceived a flight of steps, down which he went. At the bottom was another door, so he knocked upon it, and then heard a voice calling . . .
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Very Good. No Jacket. 108pp. A very good copy of this childrens classic with numeorus drawings by Mabel Lucie Attwell, with an additional 6 colour plates, including frontispiece plate as called for. No date-c 1920. 8vo. Bound in quarter blue cloth with colour pictorial paper covered boards. The head and tail of the spine are a little bumped and one board corner has been bumped, with slight creasing to the first few pages of the adjacent textblock and loss of the paper covering to the corner. There is light rubbing to the board edges and a couple of slight bumps to the front edge of the rear board. There are a few indentation lines to the rear board and there is a little soiling to the head of the rear board. No inscriptions. Two vertical creases to the rear end paper. There is very occasional slight finger soiling to the odd page margin-but the textblock is surprisingly fresh, clean and tight. A very good copy of this lovely volume.
Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
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