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THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK
London: Longmans Green & Co., 1889.  First edition, 18 x 12cm (large 16mo), in publisher's dark blue linen w/gilt designs to fr. cover & spine, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., charcoal ep.s, 390 (viii) pp. w/frontis & 7 full-page b&w plates & numerous in-text b&w illus. by Henry Justice Ford & G.P. Jacomb Hood, +16pp. publ. cat. (dated Aug. 1889) to rear, & fr. panel of the dust-jacket tipped in before final ep.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  With the armorial bookplate of William John Mercer (signed by A.V. Myott at upper edge) to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened w/tips moderately frayed, & hinges starting); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & a couple of sections sl. proud).  Green 81-82 & 86, Osborne 35.
      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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