Bastable Children


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Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: Arthur H. Buckland

NESBIT, E[dith]. The Wouldbegoods. Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers. London: T. Fisher Unwin [1921]. 8vo, [iv] 331pp. Red cloth pictorially stamped in blind and gilt. 8 halftone plates by Arthur H. Buckland. Spine ends a bit worn, spine sunned, small crease in cloth on back cover, a few spots of soiling to edges of sheets, free endpapers a bit discolored with age, else an internally clean, tight copy.


9th printing, featuring the original illustrations by Arthur H. Buckland.  The second novel about E. Nesbit’s adventurous Bastable children. Nesbit’s loveable family gets into hilarious and imaginative escapades during their summer break of “banishment” at the Moat House in the British countryside. Once again, Nesbit uses the “anonymous” narration of Oswald to delightful effect!