First Published 1952 by Lutterworth

First Edition wrapper.  Click to enlarge (File Size=27KB)
The First edition wrapper
Illustrated by Tilden Reeves

The Jillies series, 5th book. Set in the Fens.
Written at Toft House, Feb-May 1951.

First Edition: grey boards, silver blocking; signature on front board; 130x190mm; 221pp; frontispiece; small map in text and 10 illus (4 full page); d/w full colour, wraps to include spine; rear advertises the others in the series.

Other Editions:
Armada 1967:
Paperback edition; Armada number C164; cover not credited; 190pp; map and all b/w illustrations from original; cp 2/6.
Armada cover. Click to enlarge
Armada cover

White Lion edition wrapper. Click to enlarge (File size=29KB)
White Lion edition dustwrapper
courtesy of Steven Handy
White Lion 1976:
hardback, with dustwrapper; green boards, gilt blocking; no frontispiece but illustrated by Tilden Reeves; map endpapers; 221pp; cp 2.50

[The information on this edition courtesy of Steven Handy]

Het Spectrum edition. Click to enlarge (File size=34KB)
the Het Spectrum edition
Het Spectrum 1960: (Holland) in their Prisma Juniores series as de jacht op de talisman translation by M. Schooneveldt-Salm.
paperback, reference number J 103; The cover illustration is of a girl running in a rain storm, not credited. This edition has the original map and illustrations; 192pp

Walt Disney's Productions 1984 in their Dutch Disney's Juniorclub series as de jacht op de talisman. The translater is the same as the Het Spectrum edition, but more cutting has been done.
This is a hardback edition with a pictorial cover by Antonio Bosch showing two boys breaking open a door as a blonde girl keeps watch. As with the other Dutch edition, Prue is renamed Trudy.
The book is 130x220 mm in size and has 155pages. There are neither maps nor illustrations in this edition. ISBN 90-320-3255-0
Disney's Juniorclub edition. Click to enlarge (File size=21KB)
Disney Juniorclub edition

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