Cassell, 1869, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
Various authors. Old Friends and New Faces, London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1869. Quarto, first edition, 4 sections of 6 pages of text with 24 color plates, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front, color lithography by the Kronheim firm. Includes Robinson Crusoe, Aesop Fables, Cock Sparrow and Queer Characters. Color plates good, bad and indifferent, in line with the Kronheim reputation for spotty quality. Nevertheless, they were pioneers of color printing. Condition of this book: Rubbed fore corners, short tears at ends in front joint, front hinge crack, some leaves loose. Clean and bright, but traces of flowers left between leaves. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; England; 19th century; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54556.