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London and Glasgow Collins' Clear-Type Press 1918 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION (1918), dated from British Library accession, 4to, 305 x 245 mm, 12¼ x 9½ inches, blue cloth spine, green upper cover illustrated red, black, white and grey, (24) pages. Coloured title page vignette, 23 pages of jolly, brightly coloured illustrations, mainly 1 letter per page, each with 1 illustration and a few descriptive rhyming lines, E and F, K and L, W and X, Y and Z share a page. Expertly recased, restitched and rebacked in matching cloth, original backstrip laid on, corners slightly worn, 3 minute chips to fore-edge of upper cover, edges of same lightly browned and very slightly damp flecked, a few tiny rusty marks to lower cover, neat name on front pastedown, endpapers faintly browned, 2 small worm tracks to top outer corner of front pastedown persisting to page D, diminishing to a pinhole on that page, tiny pale stain to top edge of title page, 30 mm (1¼") closed tear to lower edge of page D, 15 mm (¾") closed tear to margin of 2 other pages, tears neatly repaired, lower outer corner of pages D and I torn off, no loss of illustration or text, expertly repaired with matching paper, 9 pages have small pale marks to inner margin where previously repaired with sellotape, now removed, some scoring to rear endpaper where child's drawings have been erased. A good plus copy of an uncommon Hassall ABC. Text author is not named so probably Hassall both wrote and illustrated this one. 2 copies located in British libraries and 1 in the US in Cotsen's Children's Library No.14757. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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