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THE LAND OF LONG AGO A Visit to Fairyland - WEEDON, L.L - 1898. [1195051]
London, Ernest Nister, (1898). FIRST EDITION (1898), oblong 4to, 265 x 315 mm, 10½ x 12¾ inches, cloth backed cream boards, very pretty chromolitho illustration to upper board (Humpty Dumpty and other nursery rhyme characters portrayed by little children), floral endpapers, no pagination (18 pages). 6 enchanting full page coloured pull - down pop - up pictures with several delicately cut - out pop - up tiers, 1 for each of 6 well known stories: Cinderella trying on the glass slipper; Red Riding Hood on a little wooden bridge giving directions to the wolf; Puss - in - Boots offering the King and Queen a goose etc. Some pop - up illustrations signed 'A.D.' Numerous charming line illustrations in the text by E. Stuart Hardy. Corners slightly worn with tiny chips to surface paper, tail of spine very slightly worn, 1 or 2 very small light scratches to boards, covers very bright, inner paper hinges cracked at front and rear, but binding tight, rear endpaper slightly creased. 1 or 2 slight fingermarks, 2 very small slight ink smudges on 2 facing text pages, no loss, very slight creasing to inner margins of the base of a couple of pop - ups (i.e. the floor which has to be pulled down). Pop - ups otherwise perfect and crisp. A very good plus bright copy, no inscriptions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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