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London, J. M. Dent, 1903.FIRST EDITION 1903, EDITION DE LUXE LIMITED TO 225 COPIES FOR ENGLAND AND AMERICA, THIS BEING No. 34 OF THE ENGLISH COPIES, 4to, 260 x 180 mm, 10ΒΌ x 7 inches, bevelled boards, vellum binding illustrated pale blue and gilt on upper cover and spine, lettered pale blue on upper cover, top edges gilt, pages: xvii, 379. Mounted frontispiece and extra illustrated title page printed red and black on India paper with tissue guard, 22 very beautiful mounted plates, all with tissue guards, 17 printed red and black, 5 black only, exquisite decorative head - and tailpieces also. Spine slightly darkened and slightly rubbed at head and tail, a few faint marks to covers, neat modern bookplate on front pastedown and an early one on front endpaper, endpapers lightly browned, frontispiece and extra title page foxed, last plate foxed very slightly in margin, a few faint fox spots on letterpress title page. Contents otherwise very nice. A very good plus copy of the rare de luxe large paper limited edition. See White page 44 for an excellent description of artistry employed in these wonderful illustrations. 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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