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Austin Dobson
The Ballad of Beau Brocade And other poems of the XVIIIth Century
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1892. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". Hugh Thomson. The first edition, first issue of this charming poetry collection by Austin Dobson. Held in the extremely scarce, and very well preserved, nineteenth century dustwrapper. The first edition, first issue, with 'The long day lengthens' in the dedicatory poem. Held in the extremely scarce unclipped dustwrapper. With twenty-five plates and numerous in-text illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Henry Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. Hugh Thomson was an Irish Illustrator remembered for his pen and ink illustrations. In the original full cloth binding and held in the very scarce original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is very smart. Tape repairs internally to wrap, to the head and tail of spine. Small tears to the joints repaired with tape. Loss to the spine, affecting the 'DO' to Dobson. Fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spotting, as usual due to paper type. Very Good
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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