Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert: The Big Book for Girls: Sunflowers.

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/OUP, 1927 (printed). 8¾" x 6¾", not numbered (188 approx.) plus 4 plates, colour illustrated paper covered boards, 'Sunflowers' in lower-left of front-board, hardback.

Contents: The Short Cut by Olivia Fowell; Steadof by E. L. Haverfield; Quality in Quality Street by Ruth Sandys; The Guardians of the House by Eileen Wright; Field Sketching by Marcus Woodward; The Sea Eagle's Nest by Phillippa Francklyn; The Lost Notes by E. L. Haverfield; Gilda's Luck by Ierne L. Plunket; The Cardinal's Bedsocks by J. Elise Harwood Gordon; The Thirteenth Egg by Alice Massie; Blue Lotus Flowers by Thora Stowell; Caught in the Whirligig by E. M. de Foubert; In the Heart of the Swamps: A New Zealand Story by Elinor Baber; The Scholarship Exam by Pamela Tynan Hinkson; Songs of Nowadays by L. E. Scott; That Girl by Olivia Fowell; Hunting Birds with a Camera by Phillippa Francklyn; The Ski Treasure Hunt by Brenda Girvin; Colour Changes in the Animal World by F. H. Shoosmith; and, The Purple Hat by Eileen Wright. Illustrated with 4 colour plates (by Mary S. Reeve, ?, ?, ?) and with monochrome drawings within the text (by Mary S. Reeve, Grace Lodge, Ruth Sandys, Gordon Browne, C. E. Brock, M. D. Johnston, M.S., Henry Evison, M. S. Reeve, M.S.R. [M.S. and M.S.R. are probably M.S. Reeve] plus a couple of others). Illustrated, monochrome, endpapers advertising other OUP girls' books.

Slight edge-wear, endpapers browned, pencil inscription on verso of frontispiece, lower-front corners of 8 pages have crease (inc. 1 plate), slight edge-foxing, slight internal foxing in places, clean, tight copy, no wrapper.


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