Island of the Blue Dolphins, First Edition, 1960

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Written by Scott O’Dell.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, and the Riverside Press in Cambridge in 1960.

First edition, later printing.

Binding: Hardback

Condition: Book itself is in excellent condition with no marks or tears. Original dust jacket has some slight wear, as shown, but generally in good condition. 

A first edition, later printing, of Scott O’Dell’s iconic 1960s book Island of the Blue Dolphins. This book tells the story of an American Indian girl who, according to history, spent 18 years living alone on a harsh, desolate rock far off the Californian coast known as the Island of San Nicolas, during the early 1800s.

With just the surrounding dolphins for company, she survives against all odds… a work of historical fiction which makes gripping, inspiring reading. 

This famous first edition features a beautiful jacket painted by Evaline Ness, and has been printed on a wonderfully thick paper stock with serrated edges, as shown in last image.