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A Gay Dog the Story of a Foolish Year Pictured By Cecil Aldin
London: William Heinemann, 1905, London - Very Good/No Dustjacket. 1st. Folio. The story of the xexploits of a Victorian lady's pet Bull told with 24 full page black, white & red on light brown drawings, each opposite a page with a short piece of text. A 12 1/4 " x 9 3/4 " hardback first edition with" Presentation Copy " impressed on the title page. The spine has a light brown cloth cover. This has some darkening and there are some splits in the top layer of cloth of the top and bottom spine ends. The front board has red titles with a picture of a Bulldog puppy obviously with mischief in his mind surrounded by shoes, stockings, a powder puff and a slightly chewed picture of a lady. The cover edges are slightly darkened. Woodlice have nibbled some of the front cover picture but as it is mostly within the shape of the powder puff and within the white hair of the sitting dog's behind, it is less noticeable than it could be. The back cover has some dusty soiling around the small picture of the puppy running away. The cover edges have some of the paper nibbled away and the bottom corners are showing the board, the front one is also a little worn. The paper covering the front hinge has split up to a bit less than half way. The back hinge cover is unplit. The front enpaper is dappled brown and there is one small rust mark. The back endpaper shows three small rust marks - it appears that the text block has been stapled together as part of the binding. The title page is also dappled brown and has the " Presentation Copy " impression in the top corner. There is a small traingular piece of paper pasted on to the title page at the inner edgepart of the way down the page. The verso of the title page and the back page of the first text page alos has pale brown patches.The text and drawings is pretty clean and crisp apart from a few thumb smudges and the odd tiny spot on the margin surrounding the plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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