Plain Jane: The Story of a Shetland Island Pony - Mary ColvilleLondon: Collins, 1938, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Matt paper dust wrapper has insignificant edgewear and is a touch faded with fraying to the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a slight lean. Gift inscription to the pastedown on a small sticker. The pages clean and bright notwithstanding the limited age-toning.
Includes: Mounted title plate to the upper panel of the dust wrapper; Black & white plates; Glossary; Frontispiece;
From the cover: “This is one of the best pony stories we have ever read, and it was written and illustrated by Mary Colville (daughter of Rt. Hon. John Colville, M.P.), when she was only thirteen years old — and had never had a drawing lesson in her life.
It is the story of Blaese, a Shetland island pony, and is written in the first person, as if Blaese herself were telling it. She tells about the days when she was a foal on an island in the Shetlands; about the herd they belonged to and all the other ponies in it; about how they were rounded up and broken in; about the different homes she found, and the children who rode her. All the things about ponies in this book are true — even the story of the pony that walks into the house to do lessons.”