6 The Ship of Adventure

The Ship of Adventure appeared in 1950, the sixth in the series and originally intended to be the final one.
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The Ship of Adventure, 1st edn 1950 (Enid Blyton)The sixth title in the Adventure series takes the children and Bill off on a cruise -- and, thanks to a map found in a bottled ship, another adventure manifests itself. Blyton had intended to complete the series with this story, but another couple were called for.

Jacket illustration by Stuart Tresilian.

ReproJacket #79-A-1, size 201.9x504mm.
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The Ship of Adventure, 1st edn 1958 (7th printing) (Enid Blyton)Eight years and several printings later this jacket looks much the same -- the artwork presents just as the original printing, shifted up very slightly; the front flap now lists all the other titles in the series, and we have a selection of other Blytons on the back flap now.

Jacket illustration by Stuart Tresilian.

ReproJacket #79-G-1, size 201.8x504mm.
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The Ship of Adventure, 1st edn 1966 (9th printing) (Enid Blyton)The jacket has gained 1mm in height but lost some flap width; the artwork contrast, saturation and lightness have varied.

Jacket illustration by Stuart Tresilian.

ReproJacket #79-I-1, size 203.1x469mm.
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The Ship of Adventure, 1st edn 1979 (12th printing) (Enid Blyton)The final printing of this first edition has again grown a little in height but lost flap width. The artwork is grainier, with the early subtleties diminished.

Jacket illustration by Stuart Tresilian.

ReproJacket #79-L-1, size 204.5x459mm.