Paul Hamlyn Limited, 1963, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
VIII, 9-154 pages, introduction by author, and index. Black and white photographic endpapers. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs and the occasional colour photograph. Brown coloured cloth boards with black and white illustration to the front panel. Black titles to the backstrip. ading to the top edge of the cloth of the book. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Light age toning to the internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book detailing the Mythology and folklore of ancient Greece. Translated from the French by Delano Ames. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Some fading to the top edge of the cloth of the book. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Light age toning to the internal text. Words almost fail on how bad the condition of this dustwrapper truly is !!! Heavy rubbing and chipping to the corners of the dustwrapper and to the lower edge of the dustwrapper and to the edges of the dustwrapper. There are numerous closed tears to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges -- measuring from 0.25 " up to 1 inch -- with very heavy associated creasing. The rear fold over panel has almost become detached from the rest of the dustwrapper. The major damage is to the top half of the backstrip edge and to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, in as much as there are pieces missing, multiple tears, holes and heavy creasing. There is a tear measuring 7 inches to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel into the body of the front dustwrapper which has been repaired with tape in the past, tape still in situ. There is a 2.5 " tear to the lower corner of the backstrip edge which arcs into the front dustwrapper panel, again with heavy creasing. There is a tear that runs from the lower edge of the rear dustwrapper panel to the rear fold over panel, measuring 5 inches, repaired with tape and tape still in situ. There is not one part of the dustwrapper which does not have some form of damage and only a photograph can accurately detail all the damage present. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Mythology ; Greece; Inventory No: 0107786.