The Land of Green Ginger - Noel LangleyLondon: Kestrel Books, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper much sunned at the spine. First blank excised. Ex-Public Library: Library stamp to the title page verso;
First edition thus, first published 1937 by Arthur Baker. Includes: Black & white drawings; Title page vignette;
From the cover: “The Wicked Princes Tintac Ping Foo and Rubdub Ben Thud were utterly exhausted. They had been carrying the Magic Carpet across the Arabian Desert for a whole day, and neither of them was used to carrying anything, let alone a Magic Carpet that grew steadily heavier as they hobbled along.
Gentle reader, you may well ask what were the Wicked Princes up to. Well, Abu Ali, the son of Aladdin, was sent by the Genie of Aladdin’s lamp to set the magician free from his own spell. It was a spell that had created a lovely floating land of Green Ginger, and turned the magician into a Button-Nosed Tortoise. On the way to rescue the magician Abu Ali also attempts to rescue the beautiful Silver Bud. And this is where the Wicked Princes come in — they are both seeking Silver Bud’s hand in marriage. But why are they carrying the Magic Carpet? Ah, for that you must read the book…
This is an inventive, witty, wandering tale — a book which was first published in 1937 and one that has now become a classic. It will be a pleasure for readers of any age.”