At the Back of the North Wind : The Princess and the Goblin : The Princess and Curdie
Three books in one (Omnibus) complete and unabridged
by George MacDonald
Illustrated by Arthur Hughes after Dalziel
Octopus Books, 1979, ISBN 0706410548, illustrated end-papers, black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears, with one slightly larger tear to top front (see photographs)
"At The Back of the North Wind: tells the story of Diamond the cab horse and Diamond the boy who lives above his stable and who is whisked off over cities and castles to the mountains by the beautiful North Wind herself. poverty threatens the cab driver's family and the horses are starving but Diamond refuses to be separated from them until eventually they reach the back of the North Wind."
"The Princess and the Goblin: and its sequel are the stories of Princess Irene and the minor's son Curdie, who rescues her from the goblin kingdom beneath the wild mountains where her father's ancient castle. In the secret turret sits spinning Irene's beautiful, ageless great-great grandmother only known to the princess and Curdie. She sends them off to the Kings court where a great task awaits them, and they find a strange, lovable companion to help them."