Farmer Giles of Ham
Farmer Giles of Ham
January 1, 1949
Allen & Unwin
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Tags: Roman
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Book condition

A fine first edition, in the original orange binding. There is some very minor foxing to the page block, and inside the rear cover. In a very good price clipped dust jacket. The clipping was done roughly, as if it was torn, not clipped. There is are two tears (1 small) to the top of the back cover and to the top fold of the front cover, and minor chipping to top and bottom of spine.

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Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life.

Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero.

His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!

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