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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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  • 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. 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…

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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. 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 by 285mm (13½ by 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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  • Aesop's Fables. by ROUNTREE, H [illustrator]
    ROUNTREE, H [illustrator]
    Aesop's Fables. Retold by Blanche Winder. With 48 colour plates.

    London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1924. First edition thus, as first with Rountree's wonderful illustrations. Green cloth hardback, with black lettering and colour illustration onlaid to the front board. The colour plates include full colour pictorial endpapers.
    Including favourites such as, "The Hare and the Tortoise", "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse", and "Crying Wolf". Complete with colour frontis and all plates. Has a prize bookplate to the front, dated 1927 - from 'Wyggeston Grammar School for Girls' in Leicester (UK). This school's emblem is also attractively gilt-stamped on to the rear board. 340, [4]pp. publisher's catalogue.. 210 x 155 mm (8¼ x 6 inches).

    Condition: A good copy, with some sun fading to the spine. Light general signs of use only.

    Book ID: 2678
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  • With two artist signed inserts
    Aldo Patocchi. by CAVALLERIS, Vincenzo
    CAVALLERIS, Vincenzo
    Aldo Patocchi.

    Neuchâtel: Collection Artistes Suisses / Éditions a la Baconnière, 1941. Softback cream coloured covers with a sepia illustration to front. Limited edition # 32 of 600 copies printed on vergé teinté. Signed dedication to front by Cavalleris, dated 1941. Beautifully illustrated with woodcut frontispiece, and 41 other full page woodcut plates. Introduction by René de Cérenville. Text in French. 194 pages. 220 x 180 mm (8¾ x 7 inches). Also includes insertions of two artists signed coloured woodcut engraved cards. One from the series "Storia della mela" reads: Che ogni gemma dia un fiore ed ogni fiore un frutto; e' l'augourio di (Patocchi's signature in pen). The other is signed once in pencil to the front by Patocchi, and has a dedication in pen by Patocchi to the verso dated 1966. It reads: Auguri fervidi ricambia (Patocchi's signature in pen).

    Condition: Covers are very lightly soiled / handled. Inside the book is spotless, aside from the dedication by Cavalleris to the front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 2659
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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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  • Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren by [Anon]
    [Anon]
    Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren Met 24 gekleurde plaatjes

    Gouda: G. B. van Goor Zonen, 1844. First edition. Softback with paper covers. 24 letters of the alphabet (the letters Q and X being the exceptions) are assigned an animal illustration, examples of how to write that letter, and a short verse of poetry about the animal in Dutch. Illustrations are hand coloured. A charming children's book. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: The covers are detached, but present. These are fragile, with some loss to the lower corners on one side. This damage follows throughout the inside of the book as a closed tear. Otherwise the internal pages are in a good condition and the illustrations are bright and clean.

    Book ID: 2545
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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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  • Scarce author signed First Edition
    Anemone Pearl: The Tale of a Mermaid's Tail by ALLEN, Marian
    ALLEN, Marian
    Anemone Pearl: The Tale of a Mermaid's Tail

    London: The Faith Press, Ltd, 1948. A delightfully illustrated children's book. Author signed / dedicated. In original mottled blue illustrated paper covered boards. 20 pp. With 6 attractive full-page b/w illustrations by the author. Eleanor Marian Dundas Allen (1892 – 1953) was a successful author/illustrator of several children's books such as 'The Wind in the Chimney', and Joy Street volumes. She was also author of the poem now known as "The Wind on the Downs". The book has a dedication from her at the front to a friend, dated Christmas 1948.

    Condition: Some darkening, and small ink stains to both front and back boards. Corners lightly bumped. Internally, some page darkening, smudges.

    Book ID: 2292
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  • Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work by HUDSON, Derek
    HUDSON, Derek
    Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work

    London: Heinemann, 1960.

    Book ID: 2082
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  • Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles by CARROLL, Lewis. [Dodgson, Charles, L].
    CARROLL, Lewis. [Dodgson, Charles, L].
    Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles Par Lewis Carroll, illustrees par Arthur Rackham

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: Libraire Hachette: 1910. First Thus (French trade edition). Attractive, new, full dark green leather binding. gilt titles and decoration to the spine. All edges gilt. green marbled end papers. Original green cloth front board laid into rear of book (with decoration etc.) Original spine is also laid in. Slight creasing to the frontis (Rackham's portrait of Alice). A touch of foxing to some of the pages, Otherwise in excellent condition throughout. The original spine is a rather faded. A beautifully preserved and presented copy. 13 full colour plates by Rackham. Some additional black and white illustrations and decorated initials throughout the book. 168 pages.

    Book ID: 1886
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  • Babar at Home. by BRUNHOFF, Jean de
    BRUNHOFF, Jean de
    Babar at Home.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1938. Publisher's quarter blue cloth and colour pictorial boards. Text in English. 39 [1] pp. 365 x 265 mm (14¼ x 10½ inches).

    Condition: Very good condition. Boards lightly rubbed / handled, and with some light scrapes (area of light pen scribble). Both head and tail of spine have been slightly bumped. Some pages have been neatly repaired at the bottom. Otherwise virtually spotless (see photos).

    Book ID: 2723
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  • Baby's Own Aesop by CRANE, Walter.
    CRANE, Walter.
    Baby's Own Aesop

    London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Edmund Evans. Color Illustrations. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing. Some edges of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and lost of paper. The text pages are clean and bright. Walter Crane (15 August 1845 - 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be one of the most influential children's book creators of his generation. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterise many…

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    London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Edmund Evans. Color Illustrations. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing. Some edges of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and lost of paper. The text pages are clean and bright. Walter Crane (15 August 1845 - 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be one of the most influential children's book creators of his generation. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterise many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the 'Arts and Crafts' movement, active in Socialist politics, and produced an array of paintings and illustrations.

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    Book ID: 2117
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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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  • Better Than Toys for Girls and Boys. At Home Within by PYM, T
    PYM, T
    Better Than Toys for Girls and Boys. At Home Within Please Bring your Paints of Chalks

    London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co, 1894. Original yellow hardback. buckram spine. A touch of bumping to the edges only. Unpaginated. 15 coloured lithographs with a black and white copy of each opposite for children to colour themselves. This copy largely uncoloured, although the first black and white image has a very feint colour wash to it. 240 by 175mm (9½ by 7 inches).

    Book ID: 2478
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  • Biographical Catalogue of the Portraits at Longleat in the County of Wilts. The seat of the Marquis of Bath by [BOYLE, Mary Louisa]
    [BOYLE, Mary Louisa]
    Biographical Catalogue of the Portraits at Longleat in the County of Wilts. The seat of the Marquis of Bath

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Elliot Stock: 1881. A beautiful, and it would seem unique, copy of this work, which provides an account of the portraits held at Longleat, with biographies of the subjects. Hand coloured throughout. Bound is in three quarters red leather with red marbled boards. Label to the spine and gilt titles. clamshell box in similar colour card with the same marbled side. Rough cut pages. The title page is decorated around the edges, and coloured. Throughout the work, are historiated initials which are all hand coloured. Folding plan of the ground floor of Longleat to the front. 210 by 180mm (8¼ by 7 inches). 370pp

    Condition: Almost perfect condition. Fractional foxing spots.

    Book ID: 1976
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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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