The King of the Fiddles - Marjorie DixonLondon: Faber & Faber, 1944, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Matt paper dust wrapper has insignificant edgewear and is a touch faded with loss to the head of the spine and a slightly grubby demeanour. Gift inscription to the first blank. The contents lightly toned with age.
Includes: Frontispiece map; Title page vignette; Black & white drawings (some full page);
From the cover: “Shawn was a young Irishman of twenty, and he invited his small English cousins, Jan and Toby, with their old nurse, Duckie, to spend a caravan holiday with him in Ireland, to visit the old home of his ancestors and to find ‘the king of the fiddles’ that had belonged to his father, a great player of the violin. It is an uncommonly attractive story, this camping holiday with its varied adventures and the many out-of-the-ordinary characters that were met on the journey. When the old house is reached, they find it burnt out and in ruins, and, what is worse, haunted by an active ghost. But at Shawn’s twenty-first birthday party, held in the ruins, the mystery is solved; there is happiness for Shawn and the prospect of more Irish holidays for Jan and Toby.”