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London, Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, circa 1855. Dated from imprint circa 1855, 235 x 165 mm, 9¼ x 6½ inches, cream card covers with illustration of Aunt Mavor showing 5 children a list of fairytale titles, adverts to lower cover. 8 very good large hand coloured illustrations, just over half page, small print prose text beneath, printed 1 side only. The first illustration: 7 little boys sitting on each others' shoulders so the smallest can reach the knocker on a large door. Spine expertly repaired from inside, restitched, a few pale small stains on covers, page 1 trimmed close at lower edge with partial loss of last line, still legible, last line trimmed off 2 other pages by original binder but restored neatly by him with no loss of printed text. Occasional small pencil mark to text. A very good copy, no inscriptions. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer, 1 copy on WoldCat. The lower cover lists titles of the first 2 series, ours being No. 11 in a list of 13. Osborne Volume II page 602 is a later colour printed edition published by Routledge, Warne and Routledge in 1860 in a different series engraved by Edmund Evans. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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