Peter Duck First edition 1932Jonathan Cape, London - hardback
The first of the books illustrated by Ransome himself. Dedicated to "Mrs. Robert Blackett and Mrs. E.H.R. Walker - a humble apology for the ungrateful brutality with which their children eliminated them from these adventures".
For the third printing Cape produced an unusual cover without illustration.
Rare copies of this edition do appear, but dust-wrapper copies are very hard to come by indeed. One can pay up to £2000 for a fine copy with dust-wrapper.Robert's home page Ransome home page Peter Duck Ransome - Cape editions