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The Disappearance of Cropton

J[ohn] [Freeman] Fairfax-Blakeborough (1933)

John Fairfax-Blakeborough (1883-1976), known as 'Jack', was a writer and folklorist who wrote novels about horse racing, of which this is one. His collection of folklore is at the University of Sheffield.

First edition

Bibliography code: ALL-33.3

Publisher: Philip Allan

Year: 1933

Format: 8vo

Pages: vi, pp 177, vi adverts

Binding: Plain green cloth with title, author and publisher in black on the spine

Size: 189 x 128 mm

Dust jacket signed: Blam in white, to right of horse's head

Internal illustrations: None

Price: 2s 6d

Printed by: William Clowes and Son, Limited, London and Beccles

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)

Notes: The lettering on the jacket is by Blampied. The other two titles listed on the back priced at 2/6 also have a jacket designed by Blampied. This is one of perhaps six novels that Fairfax-Blakeborough published in 1933.