The Runaways

Another sea-adventure published in London in 1941.  According to the bookseller, the author was an “original member of Sinn Fein.”  Five in COPAC, but not in WorldCat.



The Runaways
O’Brien, Conor (pseudonym of Edward Conor Marshal O’Brien)

Augustine Funnell Books
(Fredericton, NB, Canada)

Price: $150

For sale at:

Book Description: George G. Harrap, London, 1941. Hard Cover. Book Condition: About Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good to Very Good. T.H. Robinson (illustrator). First Edition. Small Octavo — from 7.75″ to 9.75″ Tall. O’Brien was a yachtsman, mountaineer, and original member of Sinn Fein, as well as the first person to sail around the world in his own yacht. This boy’s adventure story is a very scarce tome, telling the tale of a pair of lads who, with a newfound friend, take their father’s yacht up the west coast of Ireland to Skye, where, among many adventures, they acquire a stowaway who ends up being “the cause of a clash with a gang of Communists.” Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 220 pages + map. A bit of wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned edges, light cover soil, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, 1.25″ tear to bottom edge of front panel, light chipping to corners/spine ends, small piece (3/8″ x 1/4″) from top edge of rear panel, smudging to rear panel. Naturally, the jacket is now in a protective mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 016100


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