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London, Gay and Bird, 1902.. FIRST EDITION 1902. VICTORIA SACKVILLE WEST'S COPY WITH HER BOOKPLATE ON FIRST PASTEDOWN, AND ON REAR ENDPAPER THERE IS THE PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION IN INK " Victoria from Lionel Xmas 1902", i.e. the parents of Vita Sackville West, inscribed upside down. 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, frontispiece and decorated title page by Jas Alan Duncan, printed title page in red and black with small vignette, decorated Initials throughout, pages: xv, 1-142 including Index, bound in full blue morocco (binding unsigned), gilt lettering and decoration to spine, attractive gilt floral decoration (tudor roses) to covers and the wide inner dentelles (turn overs), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, last blank page has the printer's device of the Chiswick Press. Spine slightly darkened, slight rubbing to spine and corners, patch of fading at top of upper cover, tiny dent to edge of upper cover, pale foxing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. James Allen Duncan, illustrator, decorator and type-face designer worked at Glasgow 1895-97 and at Milngorie 1902. He was a regular contributor to magazines, an illustrator of children's stories and the designer of two alphabets for the Chiswick Press, c. 1899. Exhib: G and RSA 1895-1901. See The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists by Simon Houfe, pages 125-126. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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