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PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
London: Macmillann and Co., Ltd, 1906. First edition. The book in pristine condition but for one small closed puncture tear to page 191. Box also fine. First edition. Crown 8vo. x, 306p, 1 leaf ads. Illustrated by H. R. Millar with frontispiece and 19 full-page plates, the plates figured in the pagination. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 1941 in full green crushed morocco, a.e.g., the edges gauffered with decorative borders and floral designs, the flower petals and leaves hand painted in red and pale green, the spine in five uneven panels, the central larger panel with gilt borders in a rope design surrounding a sailing ship with onlays in red and white, the smaller panels with title and densely gilt designs featuring a Roman device and a Tudor rose surmounted by a crown, these panel also with red and white onlays. The covers have overall gilt titles and pictorial designs featuring stylized titles and seven characters and animals onlaid with seven different colors, the board edges with gilt fillets and decorative rolls, the doblures and flyleaves in front and rear are decorated with gilt sprays of flowers and trailing vines, all four pages in blue morocco and each featuring onlaid characters, a sailing ship, and or a crest, the four pages with the entire text of "Pucks' Song" lettered in gilt, additional flyleaves in blue silk. Housed in a green morocco felt-lined morocco solander box also signed Sangorski & Sutcliffe. An amazing fine binding. Livingston no. 299; Stewart no. 306.
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Last Found On: 2016-06-28           Check availability:      Biblio    

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