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CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN. Verses by - BELLOC. HILLAIRE. ; Blackwood. Basil. - 1907. 
Eveleigh Nash. London. (No date). 1907 - FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.7 x 8.1 inches). Illustrated throughout with 86 line drawings by Blackwood. Publishers grey paper covered boards with red lettering and black illustration to the front board. Some splitting to the spine but is is mainly confined to the top and bottom 2 inches and a small rea of loss to the very bottom but, importantly the spine is still present which is uncommon on this title. Previous owner's initials in ink to the front paste-down endpaper and his armorial bookplate on the front free endpaper (William Henry Smith. 3rd Viscount Hambleden - 1903 - 1948, British peer and descendant of the founders of stationery group W H Smith. He was chairman of the firm until his death in 1948. Some offsetting to the blank endpapers but overall a clean and tidy copy of this scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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