SUSAN, BILL AND THE VANISHING BOY

First Published 1955 by Nelson

Nelson dustwrapper. Click to enlarge
Shepard's Nelson wrapper
Illustrated by Ernest Shepard

A holiday in a camping coach at a rural station in Sussex leads to adventure and mystery in the country for these two 'townies'.

First edition: Red cloth, black lettering on spine and front board, logo front board; 120pp; colour frontispiece and six b/w illustrations; full colour dustwrapper [illustrated]

Reprinted:
1960 (catalogue advert.)

Other editions:

first Knight edition. Click to enlarge
first Knight cover
by 'Wayer'(?)
Knight 1968:
paperback edition; 127pp; illustrated by Lilian Buchanan; cover shows two children by train by 'Wayer'?; cp 3/6.

Reprinted: 2nd imp 1974 new cover by Barry Raynor showing two children by castle ruins; cp 25p.
3rd imp.1975:as 2nd imp; cp 30p.

Second Knight cover. Click to enlarge
Second Knight cover
by Barry Raynor

White Lion 1977:
Hardback edition with dustwrapper; green boards with gilt blocking; six illustrations by Ernest Shepard (no frontispiece); 120pp; cp 2.95.

[For information on this edition, thanks to Steven Handy]

White Lion edn. Click to enlarge
White Lion dustwrapper
courtesy of Steven Handy


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minor adjustments June 2015