Published by The Folio Society, London, 1993.

 

These gorgeous books are illustrated by C. Walter Hodges across the covers, as well as within the books. Three volume set in decorative boards, in decorated slip case which is very lightly rubbed but with no tears or fading. No inscriptions. Boards are in excellent condition with virtually no wear, there are no bumps and no fading, just some dust. Internally in fine condition no turned over page corners, marks etc, all three appear almost unread. 

 

Volume begins with The Story of the Treasure Seekers, which introduces the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods and The New Treasure Seekers.

 

The story is told from a child's point of view. The narrator is Oswald, but on the first page he announces: "It is one of us that tells this story – but I shall not tell you which: only at the very end perhaps I will. While the story is going on you may be trying to guess, only I bet you don't." However, his occasional lapse into first person, and the undue praise he likes to heap on himself, makes his identity obvious to the attentive reader long before he reveals it himself.

The Treasure Seekers Trilogy by Edith Nesbit

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