The White Ring

From Kirkus: "A strangely wistful, restless, rather sad story from the Cornish coast, which concerns a small elfin child and the old man who took care of her. Actually, they are king and queen of the fairies, working out an ordained mortal bondage. The re-entrance of Nan and her old guardian into fairyland is contingent on their good deeds as mortals. Imaginative children will be won by the quiet sense of reality that a moral concept can give a fairy tale, while literal minded children will not like it, unless it is introduced by an adult who senses the pure enchantment of the book." 1949 and "I"on copyright page, no additional printings mentioned. Scarce jacket is intact, chipping and tears along edges. Book shows mild wear and soil. $2.00 price on front flap. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, no other writing or markings.
  • Enys Tregarthen
  • Nora S. Unwin, illustrator
  • Harcourt, Brace 1949
  • First edition