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The Story of the Amulet


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Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: H.R. Millar

NESBIT, E[dith]. The Story of the Amulet. With 48 illustrations by H.R. Millar. London: T. Fischer Unwin, 1906. 8vo, 376pp + [8]advts. Red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, rear cover stamped in blind. 48 full-page b&w illustrations. Spine ends and front corners a tad rubbed, worn spot at lower front corner, spine a bit sunned, endpapers lightly foxed (other sheets unaffected), else an internally clean, bright copy with gilt to front cover still remarkably sharp.

First edition. The third and final book in Nesbit’s beloved Psammead series. At the end of Five Children and It Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother Lamb promised not to ask the Psammead for another wish as long as they lived, but expressed a half wish to see it again some time. They find ‘it’ again in a pet shop in Camden Town! Rescuing the bedraggled Psammead, it leads the children to half of a magic amulet that, when completed, will grant their deepest wish. But to find the other half, they must use the half they have to travel through time on some truly incredible adventures!