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RANSOME, Arthur. Illustrated by Thomas MacKenzie.
ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP IN RHYME. LIMITED EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.
London Nisbet & Co. FIRST EDITION (1919), DE LUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY MACKENZIE, this being No.135 IN THE RARE DUSTWRAPPER. 4to, 330 x 260 mm, 13 x 10¼ inches, cream buckram illustrated, lettered and decorated gilt on upper cover and spine, gilt top edges, the others untrimmed, illustrated endpapers, (128) pages. 12 superb mounted colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white title illustration, black and white illustrations and decorations throughout. No inscriptions, a Fine clean bright copy, plates perfect and with all tissue guards. In original black DUSTWRAPPER illustrated and decorated gilt on upper panel with gilt one word title in large letters, spine and lower panel plain (dw: slightly worn along top edge, small piece missing at top outer corner of upper panel (33 x 20 mm, 1¼" x ¾"), 13 mm (½") missing at head of spine, smaller chips at tail of spine, lower corner of upper panel, and upper corner of lower panel, lightest vertical crease to upper and lower panels). Ransome's recent bibliographer confesses to have been unable to examine a copy of the dustwrapper. See Hammond, Arthur Ransome, A19a. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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