Easton Press, Norwalk Connecticut, (1979). ILLUSTRATED BY Edward Ardizzone. Easton Press,1979, 'One Hundred Best Books Ever Written'. Fully bounded in brown leather. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard while visiting the graves of his mother Georgiana, father Philip Pirrip and siblings The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file to grind away his shackles, from the home he shares with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith The next day, soldiers recapture the convict while he is engaged in a fight with another escaped convict; the two are returned to the prison ships. Very good / no dj as issued. Item #biblio612
Easton Press,1979, 'One Hundred Best Books Ever Written' Collector's Edition Very good condition Fully-bound in richly colored brown leather with raised bands, , smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints and gilt lettering on spine and covers All Edges Gilt, Salmon Moire Silk endpapers Salmond Silk Ribbon Bookmark Gold design and lettering on front cover slightly faded in some areas Tiny scratches of gilt on fore-edge and head.