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TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS BY AN OLD BOY
London: Macmillan & Co., 1869.  First illustrated edition, 19 x 15cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt decorations to fr. cover, gilt decorations & title to spine, embossed borders to rear, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s w/binders ticket (Burn & Co.) to rear pastedown, 376 [xxiv] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait steel engraving by C.H. Jeens after George Frederick Watts, & 43 wood engravings by J.D. Cooper after Arthur Hughes & 15 after Sydney Prior Hall.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London.  With the sig. of W.E. Kendrick, the stamp of Wilfrid Martineau, & sig. & date (1929) of Denis Martineau, all to recto of frontis; also w/Wilfrid's sig. to head of titlepage.  Both Wilfrid & Denis were Lord Mayors of Birmingham (see the Martineau Family Wiki page). Binding Good- (spine darkened, spine & fr. cover gilt rubbed, extremities moderately bumped & worn, & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (infrequent lt. thumbing & foxing, & one gathering sl. proud).  Macmillan 48, White 136 & 170, Reid 8 & 92, Fredeman 93.15, Ray 176, Wolff 3332a, Ball 87, de Beaumont 134, Goldman 257.
      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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