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Title:The Devil of the Vault: A life of Guy Fawkes
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$9.90)
Item ID:SB00-0106297
Publisher:Frederick Muller Limited, London, 1963
Illustrator:Contemporary Illustrations
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Frederick Muller Limited, 1963, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Contemporary Illustrations

preface by author, list of illustrations, appendices, bibliography and index. Black-and-white contemporary frontispiece illustration, showing King James I in Parliament. The text is illustrated with reproductions of 13 black-and-white contemporary illustrations. Red coloured tint to the top text block edge. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators, against a black background with red and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Guy Fawkes is a name on the lips of thousands of children, who when November arrives, annually beg for ' a penny for the guy' and, abetted by their elders, buy large quantities of fireworks. Few people, however, know the antecedents and history of the notorious traitor. In this book Eric Simons tells the full story of Fawkes from his birth in the city of York to his death on the scaffold in 1606. He introduces many facts not previously recorded and relating clear and concise manner the whole history of the Gunpowder Plot ". -- from the front fold over panel. A hint of rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. A small erasure mark to the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper and browning of the endpapers. On the rear endpapers foxing is visible. Between pages 254 and 255 the lower text block edge has been incompletely separated. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. The rear dustwrapper has become quite yellowed and shows handling marks. There is a small 0.25 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper edge. Rubbing to all edges and panels of the dustwrapper. On the verso of the dustwrapper foxing and staining is visible. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. There is a crease that runs the full length of the front fold over panel. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 256 pages, last page blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Contemporary Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Politics; Britain/UK; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; History. Inventory No: 0106297.
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