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  • 400 Famous Cartoons from the Daily Mail, The Evening News, Sunday Dispatch by Various
    Various
    400 Famous Cartoons from the Daily Mail, The Evening News, Sunday Dispatch

    London: Associated Newspaper Ltd, 1944. Special autographed limited edition, in green buckram hardback with gilt titles. All page edges green. This is copy # 122 of a limited run of 500. Caricatures and cartoons indicate published circa 1944 / 1945. Unpaginated approximately 186 pages. In a very good condition, appears almost unread. Signed to the title page by 5 of the illustrators - Illingworth, Neb, Harold Gittins, Moon & Lee. 160 x 230 mm (6¼ x 9 inches).

    Book ID: 3025
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  • A Display of Heraldry: by GUILLIM, John.
    GUILLIM, John.
    A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access for the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant at Arms. Bound with Analogia Honorum

    London: P: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of…

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    London: P: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the pages have minor nicking to the edges - but well away from the text. Slight browning to the pages. Overall though, a good clean copy, with nice clear and well pressed engravings in a flawless binding. The first part of the work (Guillim's) contains hundreds of examples of Arms throughout the text. The second part (the Analogia Honorum) contains 2 engraved dedications, 9 full page portraits and 105 engraved plates containing hundreds of Arms and honours. All uncoloured. [xiv], 1-317, [ix]. [ii], 3-181, [ix]. pp + plates and engraved portraits.

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    Book ID: 1859
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  • A Guinness Sport Folio by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Guinness Sport Folio

    Guinness. Printed by John Waddington Ltd, 1952. As the slogan on the back cover says: There's nothing like a Guinness; except another! Softback colour promotional booklet, with the year divided in to various sporting activities by month. Undated, but circa 1952. First Edition. Designed for Guinness by S. H. Benson Limited. A few very small spots of foxing throughout, often barely visible. Otherwise very good. Illustrated throughout by Anthony Groves-Raines. 16 pages. 240 x 165 mm (9½ x 6½ inches).

    Book ID: 3005
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  • With an important ALS from Gilbert Dalziel giving information about the book
    A Rare and Choice Collection of Queens & Kings and Other Things. by SCHWARTZBOURG, The Princess Hesse [Marie Duval]
    SCHWARTZBOURG, The Princess Hesse [Marie Duval]
    A Rare and Choice Collection of Queens & Kings and Other Things. The Pictures, Poetry and strange, but veritable, Histories designed and written by S.A. The Princess Hesse Schwartzbourg

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. The lithograph double-page illustrations are fabulous, printed in colour and gold, very unusual and creative. Printed by the Dalziel Brothers at their Camden Press. In the original publisher's cloth (there seem to be three variants: green, red or blue) - this one is green. Only 500 copies were ever printed. Boards with wonderful unusual decorations in gilt and black. Corners a little bumped. All edges gilt. Leaves are paginated by letters A - U. Printed one side only, each recto features a full page illustration, beneath which is a rhyme. On each facing page is text expanding upon the histories of the various characters. Preface page partially detached, but present. Two leaves with light…

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    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. The lithograph double-page illustrations are fabulous, printed in colour and gold, very unusual and creative. Printed by the Dalziel Brothers at their Camden Press. In the original publisher's cloth (there seem to be three variants: green, red or blue) - this one is green. Only 500 copies were ever printed. Boards with wonderful unusual decorations in gilt and black. Corners a little bumped. All edges gilt. Leaves are paginated by letters A - U. Printed one side only, each recto features a full page illustration, beneath which is a rhyme. On each facing page is text expanding upon the histories of the various characters. Preface page partially detached, but present. Two leaves with light marginal tears, some minor foxing throughout. Tiny hole to bottom of page T. Small closed tear to rear free endpaper. Letter from the printer (tipped-in) to front. This is from Gilbert Dalziel, and explains the printing history, the arrangements behind the printing, and the relationship with the artist and printer. 345 x 285 mm (13½ x 11¼ inches). Isabelle Émilie de Tessier (1847 – 1890) who worked under the pseudonym Marie Duval, was a French cartoonist, known as co-creator of the seminal cartoon character Ally Sloper (with her husband). She was married to the artist of this work, who is revealed in this letter as Charles H. Ross. Tessier was one of the first female cartoonists in Europe, and one of four female contributors to the British satirical magazine Fun edited by Ross. Duval was also an actress in the English theatre.
    Neither Copac, nor any current listings of this work identify Charles H. Ross as the illustrator. Perhaps this is our own small contribution to bibliography!

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    Book ID: 2397
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  • Beautiful copy of the illustrated edition
    A window in Thrums by BARRIE. J.M.
    BARRIE. J.M.
    A window in Thrums

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. First edition. Illustrated with 18 etchings by William Hole. Limited edition. This copy is 450/550. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Very nice clean copy with almost no bumping or edgewear. Internally spotless, with a foxing to the end papers only. xiv, 217 pp. 270 by 190 mm (10¾ by 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2380
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  • Album Containing 26 Illustrated Colour Belgian Telegrams by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Album Containing 26 Illustrated Colour Belgian Telegrams

    Antwerp: 1938. Unique and colourful collection of 26 beautiful congratulatory telegrams, and three postcards, sent on the occasion of a Belgian couple's Golden Wedding anniversary. Faux half leather binding. In a good condition. 240 mm x 310 mm (9½ x 12¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2864
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  • Almanak voor het Verstand en Hart voor het Jaar 1825 by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Almanak voor het Verstand en Hart voor het Jaar 1825

    Amsterdam: G. Schaares: 1825. A small almanac in a marbled slipcase. Turquoise illustrated boards. Engraved title page & 5 further engraved plates. Calendar to the first few pages. Contents to the rear. There is a little rubbing to the edges of the boards, and splitting to both front and rear hinge (boards are holding well though). Slipcase is marbled, with a touch of rubbing and a little nicking to the head and tail - not split though. Internally clean and tidy - with a little darkening and a few light foxing spots.

    Book ID: 1856
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  • Rare British edition
    American Natives by SOKOL, Erich
    SOKOL, Erich
    American Natives with an introduction by Steve Allen

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1960. Full-page caricature illustrations by Sokol. Unpaginated, text and then 60 b/w plates, printed on recto only. In original unclipped dust jacket. 300 x 235 mm (11¾ x 9¼ inches). In his introduction's conclusion, Steve Allen says: I promise him (the reader) that once he meets Sokol's characters he will not easily forget them. He will go back to them again and again, in much the same way he goes back to pictures in a family album. And probably for the same reasons.

    Condition: The dust jacket is aged / toned, and has some edge wear / chipping - mainly to the top. Internally lightly toned to whole pages, commensurate with the age of the book.

    Book ID: 2512
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  • An album of 44 lithographs and biographies by VANITY FAIR
    VANITY FAIR
    An album of 44 lithographs and biographies

    London: Vanity Fair, 1880. A Victorian "art album" with 44 colour lithographs from Vanity fair tipped in to the left page. Opposite each, the biographical details by Jehu Jr is also tipped in. (Vanity Fair was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, AKA Jehu Junior, in 1868) The subjects are largely politicians (British and Irish) members of the aristocracy and military men. Beautiful caricatures by Leslie Ward who used the 'nom de crayon' of "Spy" Carlo Pellegrini or "Ape", "T", The album itself is decorated and embossed in black and gilt on a green cloth base. 380 by 330mm (15 by 13 inches). The list of those caricatured with biography is: Marquis of Ailesbury; Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham; Leonard…

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    London: Vanity Fair, 1880. A Victorian "art album" with 44 colour lithographs from Vanity fair tipped in to the left page. Opposite each, the biographical details by Jehu Jr is also tipped in. (Vanity Fair was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, AKA Jehu Junior, in 1868) The subjects are largely politicians (British and Irish) members of the aristocracy and military men. Beautiful caricatures by Leslie Ward who used the 'nom de crayon' of "Spy" Carlo Pellegrini or "Ape", "T", The album itself is decorated and embossed in black and gilt on a green cloth base. 380 by 330mm (15 by 13 inches). The list of those caricatured with biography is: Marquis of Ailesbury; Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham; Leonard Henry Courtney MP; Henry Richard MP; Frank Hugh O'Cahan O'Donnell MP; James Russell Lowell; Sir Charles John Forbes, Baronet of Newe; John Eldon Gorst MP; Colonel Lewis Guy Phillips, Grenadier Guards; Sir William Alexander Gordon Cumming, Bart; David Plunket MP; Baron Henry de Worms MP; Henry G. Calcraft; Lord Ardilaun; Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier; Lieut-Colonel Henry Stracey, Scots Guards; Lord Headley; Lord Inverurie; Markham Spofforth; Edward Clarke MP; Colonel James Keith Fraser; Commander Lord Ramsay R.N.; Charles, Cunningham Boycott; Sir Richard Temple, Bart; Joseph Edgar Boehm; Francis C. Burnand; Sir Bache Edward Cunard, Bart; Lieutenant Colonel Charles George Gordon (Chinese Gordon); Morgan Howard Q.C.; Sir Farrer Herschell MP; Marquis of Hamilton; Earl of Kenmare; William Lehman Ashmead Burdett-Coutts Bartlett; Lord Waveney; Right Reverend John Charles Ryle, Bishop of Liverpool; Marquis of Exeter; Duke of Montrose; Lord Haldon; Lord Penrhyn; Charles Robert Spence MP; Vice-Admiral Sir John Edmund Commerell; Earl of Leven and Melville; Lord Robartes; Earl of Munster.

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    Condition: The outside of the album is in good clean condition. Inside, there is darkening and old foxing to the end papers, and the pages are darkened and a little brittle to the stiff art card, but the text and lithographs are in very good condition.

    Book ID: 2396
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  • Andre Rouveyre by THOMAS, Louis
    THOMAS, Louis
    Andre Rouveyre Avec de nombreuses reproductions de ses dessins et un Portrait par Henri-Matisse

    Paris: Les Bibliophiles Fantaisistes, 1912. Limited edition, one of only 15 printed on Japon. soft cover with integral folding wrapper. This is clean and bright, but there is splitting and chipping to the spine. Tipped in frontis portrait. Limitation page to verso of title. (There was a total edition of 500 copies, but only 15 on Japon). With many reproductions of his drawings. Internally an excellent example. 128 pages. Many pages uncut. 260 by 190mm (10¼ by 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2469
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  • Andy Warhol's Index book by WARHOL, Andy
    WARHOL, Andy
    Andy Warhol's Index book

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Random House, 1967. 1st edition. Signed twice by Warhol: to title page and to 'tomato can' page. Stiff metallic wrappers showing some wear and with crease at back cover. Unpaginated - 280 x 215 mm (11 x 8½ inches). As ever, the contents are in varied states of repair. This is the softback edition. Alan Rinzler was editor of the Loft 1967-1969. Involved in "producing with him [Warhol] in a very collaborative creative process The Andy Warhol Index Book, a large format heavily designed book with special foldout and pop-up features, photos, audio recordings, and text.

    In 1965, a photographer named Billy Liar had come to me with an idea for a photo book on Warhol and…

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    New York: Random House, 1967. 1st edition. Signed twice by Warhol: to title page and to 'tomato can' page. Stiff metallic wrappers showing some wear and with crease at back cover. Unpaginated - 280 x 215 mm (11 x 8½ inches). As ever, the contents are in varied states of repair. This is the softback edition. Alan Rinzler was editor of the Loft 1967-1969. Involved in "producing with him [Warhol] in a very collaborative creative process The Andy Warhol Index Book, a large format heavily designed book with special foldout and pop-up features, photos, audio recordings, and text.

    In 1965, a photographer named Billy Liar had come to me with an idea for a photo book on Warhol and his factory, but when he brought me there, I took the opportunity to ask Andy if would like to participate more personally in creating a book that was also work of art, something he actually put together, as the author. And not just photographs and text but other ideas we could cook up that related to everything else he was producing at the time. Luckily, Andy was happy to agree and became the author of the book."
    Alan Rinzler "Andy Warhol" Blog post on his website.

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    Condition: In this copy:
    Pop-up castle in fine condition; Red accordion present, but doesn't make sound; Pop-up plane in fine condition; Chelsea Girls ad with spring attached; Dodecagon is missing, black string attached; Lou Reed pictorial record missing; Tri-fold pink and rainbow noses present; Pop-up tomato paste can in fine condition (with signature to page); For A Big Surprise!!! three tabs still attached; Balloon glued to pages, (this seems to be universal).
    A little rubbing and bumping, with minor handling, but in excellent condition apart from the flaws mentioned here.

    Book ID: 2034
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  • Bal du Moulin Rouge by GRUAU, René
    GRUAU, René
    Bal du Moulin Rouge

    Paris: c. 1965. Vintage René Gruau (1909–2004) designed programme for the Bal Du Moulin Rouge - Frisson, in Paris during 1966. In softback with original cord tie. 20 pages. 210 x 295 mm (8¼ x 11½ inches). The fashion illustrator Count Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli della Caminate was professionally known as René Gruau, and his work is both instantly recognisable, and highly desirable!

    Condition: Covers are somewhat aged / toned, in particular to the back. Otherwise in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2536
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  • Casse-Noisette et le Roi des Rats by HOFFMANN
    HOFFMANN
    Casse-Noisette et le Roi des Rats

    Paris: Jacques Haumont, 1942. Softback book, with text in French. Illustrations in colour are by Claude Garnier. 72 pages. 187 x 120 mm (7¼ x 4¾ inches). Title in English: 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King'. Originally by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, that was first published in 1816. The story is the tale of a special Christmas toy who comes to life at night!

    Condition: Covers are age toned, and are detached (as one piece) from the text block. All pages also aged, and some transference of colour to subsequent page from the illustrations. Overall in a good condition.

    Book ID: 2589
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  • Catalogue of Drawings and Engravings by Eric Gill by GILL, Eric
    GILL, Eric
    Catalogue of Drawings and Engravings by Eric Gill Alpine Club Gallery. 5th to 14th May A.D. 1918

    Ditchling: Douglas Pepler, 1921. Original soft covers. Sewn. 16 pages including covers. 6.25" x 4.75". Illustrated with 6 wood engravings all by Eric Gill, including the covers. Contains a foreword by Pepler plus a list of the items in the exhibition. Printed on Caslon O. F white paper, sewn. As recorded in Evan Gill, Bibliography of Eric Gill, Number 364 and Taylor & Sewell, (St Dominic's Press Bibliography) A 34. The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic on Ditchling Common was founded by Eric Gill with Hilary Pepler and Desmond Chute, and was formally constituted in 1921. This Catholic community of work, faith and domestic life continued to attract craftsmen until it was disbanded in 1989. 16 pp.

    Condition: Very nice clean condition inside and out. A slight light crease to the rear cover only.

    Book ID: 1603
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  • Chastelaine de Vergi by CONINCK, Roger de
    CONINCK, Roger de
    Chastelaine de Vergi bois Victor Stuvyaert

    Bruges: Aux éditions A.G. Stainforth, 1952. Soft covers. Limited edition - copy #112/450. Clean and tidy covers, and internally in excellent condition. Illustrated throughout with Stuvyaert's beautiful woodcuts. Text in French. 58 pages. 165 x 130 mm (6½ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3139
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  • Chinese Pictorial Art by TREHLNEEK, E.A.
    TREHLNEEK, E.A.
    Chinese Pictorial Art Illustrated by Coloured and Collotyped Reproductions from the Author's Collection with Descriptions and Notes on the History of Drawing, Writing, etc., Translated from Standard Chinese Authors. [AND:] Supplement Illustrating a Few Interesting Pieces of Bronze, Ceramics, and Jade.

    Shanghai: Commercial press, 1914. Two parts in one volume. Quarto. Pp. 324, iv; 74. Coloured frontispiece. Numerous collotype and coloured plates interleaved with text leaves. Each plate protected with a facing tissue-guard. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's lovely silk-covered boards, sewn with threads in traditional Chinese style, upper board richly illustrated in gilt, and with gilt lettering. First edition. Includes list of dynasties; notes on the history and technique of Chinese drawing and painting; supplement of plates illustrating Chinese bronzes, ceramic art, and jade (separate title page). 280 by 220mm (11 by 8¾ inches). Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more…

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    Shanghai: Commercial press, 1914. Two parts in one volume. Quarto. Pp. 324, iv; 74. Coloured frontispiece. Numerous collotype and coloured plates interleaved with text leaves. Each plate protected with a facing tissue-guard. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's lovely silk-covered boards, sewn with threads in traditional Chinese style, upper board richly illustrated in gilt, and with gilt lettering. First edition. Includes list of dynasties; notes on the history and technique of Chinese drawing and painting; supplement of plates illustrating Chinese bronzes, ceramic art, and jade (separate title page). 280 by 220mm (11 by 8¾ inches). Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms
    TREHLNEEK owned an art gallery in Shanghai. In 1930, he was advertising this as the oldest establish firm dealing with art objects for the collector.

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    Condition: The silk covered boards are in very good to fine condition, a little dis-coloured (darkened) to the edges. Tiny split to the head of the spine. Internally In fine internal condition. Exceptionally well preserved, crisp plates

    Book ID: 2240
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  • Circus Days by FREEDMAN, Jill
    FREEDMAN, Jill
    Circus Days

    New York: Harmony Books, 1975. First edition. Hardback in dust jacket. Fascinating snapshot of "The Largest Tented Show on Earth". Text and black and white photographs are all by the author. A powerful collection of b/w images of circus / carny life, as it was during the mid 1970's. 128 pages. 310 x 240 mm (12¼ x 9½ inches).

    Condition: A clean copy in a dust jacket with some minor wear and tear.

    Book ID: 2574
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  • Compte Rendu by MAASKAMP, E
    MAASKAMP, E
    Compte Rendu A collection of 18 aquatint views and 11 hand-coloured costumes

    Amsterdam: E. Maaskamp. A beautiful bound volume, with 29 plates produced by Maaskamp between 1807 and 1812. These are comprised of 18 Aquatint engravings and 11 hand coloured pictures of traditional Dutch peasant costumes. The binding is in period red leather, with gilt title and decoration. 210 by 140mm (8¼ by 5½ inches).

    Condition: The binding is in very nice, if slightly rubbed condition. The plates are in excellent condition, many with tissue guards, and in a clean and tidy state.

    Book ID: 2237
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  • Small press collection of Gallic Tales
    Contes Pantagrueliques by CARLOCHRISTI [Christian, Arthur]
    CARLOCHRISTI [Christian, Arthur]
    Contes Pantagrueliques

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: Fonderie Typographique: 1985. An unusual small press piece. First edition thus. Half leather, with marbled boards. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. Printed to high quality laid paper, rough cut edges. On each page the text is in Gothic characters, in a floral frame, full of grotesque animals, flowers & people, in the manner of the books of hours. The title page states 1903, but a further colophon to the rear of the book shows that this was written by Arthur Christian, engraved by J. Henaffe, and with further historiated initials by Pieter Wetselaar, a Dutch engraver. Text is in French. A small press collection of Gallic tales in the style of Rabelais.

    Book ID: 1909
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  • Costumes Suisses by LASSALLE, L
    LASSALLE, L
    Costumes Suisses

    Edition: First Edition

    Genève, S. Morel Ed(iteu): 1820. Concertina-type booklet (leporello) with 22 hand-coloured lithographs, depicting groups of people in their environment in the clothing of their cantons. Above and below the lithographs: the names of the cantons and their coats of arms. The lithographs are mounted on accordion-folded cardboard in a cover, inserted into a case with lithographed title vignette. Each vignette measures 9.5 x 5.5 cm. The whole (opened) is 9.5 x 123 cm

    Condition: The case is scuffed and shows age wear. Loss of paper at top and bottom of the left-hand edge. The cover has paper loss at head and tail of spine. The leporello has a tiny hole in the top margin of the first print, not affecting the artwork. The last print has some paper loss at the top (not affecting the artwork).

    Book ID: 1938
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