Barbara Euphan Todd – Worzel Gummidge – First Edition 1936

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Barbara Euphan Todd – Worzel Gummidge – First Edition 1936

£2,250.00

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£2,250.00

A first edition, first printing published by Burns Oates in 1936. A very good book with a neat gift inscription to the front pastedown and some marks to the front board. Some light marks to the foot of the rear board. Lovely rich topstain is still present. In a very good which has benefitted from some professional repair to the top of the spine and to the front panel. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows the correct price of 3s 6d.
Barbara Euphan Todd’s “Worzel Gummidge” has left an indelible mark on British culture since its debut in 1936. The whimsical tales of the mischievous scarecrow, brought to life with Todd’s charm and wit, captivated generations of readers. The series’ cultural impact expanded with television adaptations, notably in the 1970s and ’80s, starring Jon Pertwee as Worzel. The character’s enduring popularity and iconic status in children’s literature reflect Todd’s ability to blend fantasy with gentle morality. “Worzel Gummidge” continues to resonate, illustrating the timeless appeal of its endearing characters and the enduring magic of Todd’s storytelling.


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A first edition, first printing published by Burns Oates in 1936. A very good book with a neat gift inscription to the front pastedown and some marks to the front board. Some light marks to the foot of the rear board. Lovely rich topstain is still present. In a very good which has benefitted from some professional repair to the top of the spine and to the front panel. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows the correct price of 3s 6d.
Barbara Euphan Todd’s “Worzel Gummidge” has left an indelible mark on British culture since its debut in 1936. The whimsical tales of the mischievous scarecrow, brought to life with Todd’s charm and wit, captivated generations of readers. The series’ cultural impact expanded with television adaptations, notably in the 1970s and ’80s, starring Jon Pertwee as Worzel. The character’s enduring popularity and iconic status in children’s literature reflect Todd’s ability to blend fantasy with gentle morality. “Worzel Gummidge” continues to resonate, illustrating the timeless appeal of its endearing characters and the enduring magic of Todd’s storytelling.