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JACK HARKAWAY - 3 complete stories in 5 volumes bound in one.
London, "Boys of England" Office, circa 1882.. Circa 1882, 4to, 245 x 175 mm, 10 x 7 inches, old private binding in maroon pebbled cloth, gilt lettered and ruled on spine. 2 three-panel folding colour plates both entitled "The Comic Wonders of Nature; slightly altered from DARWIN" mocking his theories on evolution, 1 colour plate of Jack to Volume II of After Schooldays, a total of 70 black and white plates. Contains: JACK HARKAWAY'S SCHOOLDAYS (new edition in 1 vol, 192 pages); JACK HARKAWAY AFTER SCHOOLDAYS - HIS ADVENTURES AFLOAT AND ASHORE (2 vols, 314 pages in total); JACK HARKAWAY AT OXFORD (2 vols, 320 pages in total). Worn at head and tail of spine and corners with small chips to cloth, lower hinge split, upper hinge partly split, both glued down, spine darkened, cloth slightly stained. Title page to After Schooldays, 1 folding colour plate and Contents page to the same are bound in at the front, title page to Schooldays is lacking. Front endpaper splitting at fold and stitching showing between 1st colour plate and title page, many lower margins trimmed, just shaving bottom line in 4 places, 3 bottom lines trimmed off, occasional foxing and very light soiling to contents, 10 mm (½") ink spot on 1 black and white plate on page 291. Decent working copy. Jack Harkaway at Oxford dated 1882 on title page. Anglo, Penny Dreadfuls, page 109-117. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
Last Found On: 2018-02-19           Check availability:      Biblio    

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