Children's Hardcover Book, Mistress Masham's Repose, T. H. White, Illustrated, Juvenile Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
A wonderful children's hardcover book called Mistress Masham's Repose by T. H. White. Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.
Ten-year-old Maria, the orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the secret of her deteriorating estate. On a deserted island in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham’s Repose, lives an entire community of people ('The People' as they call themselves) all only inches tall. With the help of her only friend, the absurdly erudite Professor, Maria soon learns that this settlement is no less than the kingdom of Lilliput (first seen in Gulliver’s Travels) in exile. Safely hidden for centuries, the Lilliputians are at first endangered by Maria’s well-meaning but clumsy attempts to make their lives easier, but their situation grows truly ominous when they are discovered by Maria’s greedy guardians, who look at 'The People' and see only bundles of money.
Terence Hanbury "Tim" White (1906 – 1964) was an English writer best known for his Arthurian novels, published together in 1958 as The Once and Future King. One of his most memorable is the first of the series, The Sword in the Stone, published as a stand-alone book in 1938.
8½ inches in length
6 inches in width
No Dust Cover
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons -- 1946 -- First Edition
This book is in very good condition. It has shelf wear and some staining on it's cover from years of being read. The pages are clean but foxed (yellowed) from age. There is no dust cover.
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