Moss and Blister


Author: Leon Garfield

Illustrator: Faith Jacques

GARFIELD, Leon. Moss and Blister. Illustrated by Faith Jaques. London: Heinemann [1976]. 12mo, 48pp. Color pictorial boards. Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial d.w. (light edge wear, one-inch tear at bottom fold where spine and front panel meet).

First edition. Blister and Joram, two young eighteenth-century apprentices nursing secret ambitions, are flung together by the strange events of one Christmas Eve. How these events come to change their ambitions and vision of the future make for a story filled with robust humor and a sense of hushed and holy mystery.