2010 First Folio Edition FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1898.
Publisher – The Folio Society, London.
Cover is hard bound with dark grey cloth blocked with a black and grey design by Michael Manomivibul. Excellent Condition.
Slip Cover is present. Black cloth covered card. Excellent condition.
End Papers are intact. Inside front and back covers are black.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece (full colour), Quotation by Shakesepeare on Title Page, List of Contents, List of Illustrations, Introduction by Michael Morpurgo.
Main Text Body – 214 pages. Fine and Clean. Illustrated by Michael Manomivibul throughout. First published in 1898, this Folio Society edition follows that of the first edition with minor emendations.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Silver lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
"Moonfleet" begins as a mystery and an adventure story. A tale of smuggling set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset. What will be the outcome of the conflict between smugglers and revenue men? How can the hero, John Trenchard, discover the secret of Colonel John Mohune's treasure? As the book progresses these two interwoven themes resolve themselves into a third and richer one, with the friendship and suffering of both John Trenchard and the craggy, taciturn Elzevir Block. Falkner's feeling for history and for the landscape of his Dorset setting combined with his gift for storytelling, turn Moonfleet into a historical romance of moving intensity.
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