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STORIES OF ALPINE ADVENTURE AND BALLOON ADVENTURE
Written by Frank Mundell. Illustrated by Frank Dadd; et al..
Stock no. 1506647
Published by The Sunday School Union. Slightly better than good condition.
Two volumes in one book. Pale green cloth with tan titles and decorative vignette to front cover, gilt title block with black titles and decoration to spine. B/w plates and text illustrations. 158 pages for each volume. Spine bumped, worn and browned with two small splits to top edge. A little bumping and wear to corners. Covers grubby, small dark mark to front cover. Front joint badly cracked between title page and frontis, webbing showing. Hinges cracked causing binding to feel a little loose. Browning to endpapers and page edges. Foxing, mainly to endpapers.
Large format. Brown leather binding with gilt decoration, raised bands to spine. Gilt page edges. With 418 illustrations engraved by A. Closs. 487 pages. Some scuffs to leather at corners and edges, and a chip to leather towards top right corner of front board, and smaller chip at bottom of rear board. Leather on rear board is stained. Binding firm. Pressed flowers and foliage taped to front endpaper, with inscriptions. Endpapers foxed, some scattered foxing throughout contents, mainly to page margins. Engravings are generally clean and bright. A handsome volume.
THE OPINIONATED GARDENER RANDOM OFFSHOOTS FROM AN ALPINE GARDEN
Written by Geoffrey B. Charlesworth. Illustrated by Laura Louise Foster.
Stock no. 1810091
Published by David R. Godine. 1st USA 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w line drawings. ISBN: 0879236728. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to front endpaper. Previous owner's address label to front pastedown. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is worn at top & tail of spine.
Card wraps. Covers grubby. Pages corner creased.
E Degli Altri Monti D'Italia. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Text in Italian. ISBN: 8809213750.