The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken [U.S. FIRST EDITION] 1963 • Doubleday & Company

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken with illustrations by Pat Marriott [THE WOLVES CHRONICLES #1]


True 1st with Edward Gorey illustrated dust jacket in good condition with flaws. 

Dust jacket has wear and tear to edges; most notably in a large sealed tear mid-front; mild staining, however fully in tact.  Front panel is clipped, yet oddly, original $2.95 price is in tact. 

Book itself is near mint.  Pristine red cloth boards with wolf frontispiece;  Reads like new. *ex-libris plate fixed to underside of cover.   

Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease.

With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp?