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Routledge's Every Boy's Annual Illustrated 1882
George Routledge and Sons 1882 - RARE gilded & embossed illustrated hardcover book, sorry no dust-jacket. "Routledge's Every Boy's Annual Illustrated 1882" By various Authors. Edited by Edmund Routledge, F.R.G.S. This is the Fisrt Edition, published by George Routledge and Sons, 1882. Thick & heavy book. 8vo, 24.7 cm x 18 cm x 3.8 cm, Red decorated cloth-covered boards, Gilt, green & black embossed lettering & decoration on spine & front cover, Black embossed decoration on back cover, All edges gilt. 668 pages. Weight: 1.108 Kg. (1108 Grams). CONTENTS ARE ALMOST LIKE NEW!!! However, the Frontispiece is missing, and pages 163/164 and 165/166 are loose with creasing, folds and small tears on all edges. There are several cracks forming in between pages throughout the book, including at front & back of book. Spine is faded & worn, bumped, scuffed & slightly frayed either end, split in cloth from head down alongside front cover, tiny hole in cloth alongside back cover, gilt & colour decoration worn away in places but all visible in detail, gilt a little dull. Cover is slightly marked & has faded/bleached stains round edges on front, back is discoloured, slightly marked and foxed, gilt a bit dull & worn away in places, all gilt & colour embossed decoration visible & beautifully detailed but a little scuffed in places, edges soiled, scuffed & bumped. Corners are bumped & frayed, boards exposed & slightly worn away there. Colour children's transfers on 1st free end paper, blank page before gilt title page, p.280 & last free end paper, some transfers have rubbed off onto adjacent page. Both front & back end papers (1st & free) are slightly marked & creased. Pages 331 to 334 have come loose from top stitch in binding. Page 281 is slightly marked. Some pages (very few) may have faint smudges, and/or faint handling creases, and/or corner folds including at either end of spine area. Reverse of illustration [plate facing p.393 slightly marked. Light age tanning & occasional foxing throughout. RARE ITEM, GENUINE ANTIQUE!!! Another great volume of Every Boy's Annual containing numerous stories, anecdotes, articles and puzzles by various Authors, and richly illustrated with a colour & gilt title page, numerous beautiful black & white drawings on plates, as well as drawings & diagrams amongst text. Included in this volume are: "A Bold Stroke for a Life" by W. W. Fenn; "Charles II of Sweden" by Lady Lamb; "Eagle's Crag; A Holiday Adventure" by Henry Frith; "Finding a Fortune" by William H. Garrett; "Henry V" byL. M. C. Lamb; "Poor Cousin Tim!" by Horace Lashbroke; "Something Like a Sister; Or, Dick Malison's Daughter" by W. W. Fenn; and "The Falls of Niagara" by Colonel Drayson, R.A. IN STOCK in the UK!!! We post the same day, or if that's not possible, the very next working day. Seller's Ref: 325-A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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