THE LONG PASSAGE

First Published 1954 by Evans

Illustrated by Alice Bush

Evans dustwrapper.  Click to enlarge (File Size=36KB)
Evans edition wrapper
by Alice Bush
The third book in the Buckinghams series.

The Brighton Pavilion acts a crucial role in this story which starts as a Buckingham family caravanning expedition to Sussex. By coincidence Charles Renislau is there. . .

First edition: Hardback with dustwrapper; dark blue boards with gilt block including title and author's signature on front board; two different map endpapers in green ink; black and white frontispiece and ten illustrations by Alice Bush; 207pp.
Dustwrapper wraps to include the spine and shows Charles and Juliet with Simon in front of the Brighton Royal Pavilion and a mysterious shadow on the grass . . .
The front flap carries the publisher's 'blurb' for the book and its price, the rear flap has a black and white photograph of the author and an introduction to his fiction and non fiction writing, ending with a commitment to send a personal reply to anyone who writes to him.
The back of the dustwrapper gives descriptions for the two earlier books, with prices: 7/6d. net for The Master of Marynoll and 8/6d. net for The Buckinghams at Ravenswyke. The description of the latter starts with the words: Charles Renislau invites Juliet and Simon to stay at his home near Whitby.
The cover price of this impression is 8s. 6. net.

Reprinted:
1959
: second impression: Paler blue boards, gilt blocking on spine, plain front board; maps as first in green ink; frontispiece and ten b/w illustrations; 207pp; dustwrapper art as first, front and rear flaps carry the same text as the first edition wrapper, but this has been reset. The back of the dustwrapper gives descriptions for the two earlier books, with prices: 10/6 net for The Master of Marynoll and 9/6 net for The Buckinghams at Ravenswyke. The description of the latter differs from that on the first edition. It starts with the words: The second adventure of the delightful Buckinghams takes place round Whitby . . ..
The cover price of this impression is 10/6 net.

1964: third impression:
Hardback, with dustwrapper. blue cloth; plain endpapers, no maps.

Evans Centenary edition 2008
Paperback edition to celebrate the publisher's centenary.
A reprint of the original text and illustrations in a modern paperback format with the original artwork on the cover.


Other Editions:

Children's Book Club (1960 or later):
red boards, black lettering, 130x190mm; 207pp; no map; b/w frontispiece and 9 half page illustrations; full colour dustwrapper showing the family by the caravan, not credited
CBC dustwrapper.
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Children's Book Club edition


first edition wrapper. Click to enlarge
First Armada cover
by Peter Archer
Armada 1969:
Seven of the original illustrations; 158pp; cover by Peter Archer; C260; cp 2/6.

Reissued 1976 as C1166; new cover by Gordon King; 158pp; seven illustrations; cp 40p.

second Armada edition. Click to enlarge
Second Armada cover
by Gordon King


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Illustrations copyright the respective Publishers
Text copyright John Allsup
Created April 2001
updated May 2002
Last updated 30th July 2015