Very Good in Very Good Minus jacket. 0289702038 144pp. Numerous illustrations throughout in colour and b/w. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine. A light bump to one corner and slight bumps to two other corners, hidden under the wrapper with slight assoicated creasing to the wrapper corner which is lightly bumped. Light fading to the cloth at the tail of the spine. Light rubbing to the very edge of the rear end paper. Pictorial dust wrapper not price clipped. Light shelf wear to the edges of the wrapper with light creasing to the upper edge of the wrapper. The book is clean and tight. A very good copy.
Photographs by Gabriel Monro. Fair. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. A fair copy in original blue cloth, no dustjacket, bot overall unmarked. A collectible title. Photographs by Gabriel Monro. Pp. 144, 15 coloured plates (1 double page), black & white title page vignette and numerous text illustrations, bibliography, index; tall demy 4to; price-clipped dust wrapper, very slightly rubbed, small split in top edge of front panel; bookseller's sticker on upper free endpaper; Studio Vista, London, 1971. First edition.
1971. Studio Vista Publishers Ltd. First. Book: VG+. Dj: VG. 12x9. 144pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour prints. In this first survey of children's books for the collectors, Eric Quayle describes works from the late 16th century to the present day, with illustrations from his own extensive and valuable collection. Many of the books the author describes were bought cheaply, but some of the rare first editions were costly acquisitions. Book collecting can be the most rewarding of hobbies, both from the satisfaction derived in enjoying these charming and often precious books, and from the sound financial investment a collection represents.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition., 1050grams, ISBN: 0289702038.
Covers slightly rubbed at lower edges, otherwise Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Cloth, folio, 31 cm, 144 pp, many ills. A profusely illustrated survey of children's books from the late 16th century to the 20th. In addition to covering the more familiar fields of juvenilia Quayle also discusses many less well-trodden collecting paths; there are chapters on: Juvenile Incunabula; 18th Century Children's Books; Fairy, Folk Tales and Fantasia; Books of Instruction, Natural History and Travel; Poetry and Nursery Rhymes; Stories before 1850, and after; Boys' Adventure Stories; Periodicals, Annuals & Penny Dreadfuls; Miscellanea, Toy Books & Moveable Books. With an index.
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