Sampson Low, Son & Marston
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Or, The Mount For Market. Purple cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front cover. Colour illustrations. All edges gilt. Ex-lib with usual library labels and markings. Spine browned, boards discoloured and marked. Corners worn. Front endpaper missing. Joints cracked but binding tight. All plates present. Some grubby marks to contents.
Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine; gilt title. With Memoirs and Notes. 7 b/w plates, including frontis. Scuffing and wear to leather on spine and corner edges. A few marks to covers. Grubby marks to a few pages; mostly to prelims. Some pencil annotation to a few pages.
THE SORROWFUL ENDING OF NOODLEDOO WITH THE FORTUNES AND FATE OF HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS
Written by Charles H. Bennett. Illustrated by Charles H. Bennett.
Stock no. 1201598
Published by Sampson Low, Son & Marston. 1st 1865. Almost very good condition.
16 short stories about farmyard animals; Noodledoo the hen who complained her eggs were taken away each morning, Too-Weak the piglet who wouldn't go grubbing, Goosey who was always late, and many more. Each story is accompanied by a pretty and detailed handcoloured plate. Dark red embossed cloth with gilt title and vignette to front cover. 38 pages + 2 page booklist. The book has been restored with new red endpapers. Spine covering torn at top and tail. Corners bumped and worn. Covers bright and clean. A few small marks to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to verso of first plate with has a few small edge-tears, most repaired. Some foxing to contents but plates still bright. A very nice copy of a rare book.
Four works in one volume. Contains: The Terrible Punishment of the Naughty Boys of Corinth; The Disobedient Children Who Stole Sugar-Bread; Cat And Mouse; The Fearful Tragedy of Ice-Peter. Reprinted in 1900 as A Book of Merry Thoughts. Oblong format, pictorial front board, green cloth spine. Comical b/w illustrations accompanied by hunourous verse. The book has been repaired with all pages having reinforced hinges. Page 13 of Cat and Mouse is missing as it is from all copies. Covers are worn and chipped at edges and badly scuffed to rear. Extensive foxing and grubby marks throughout with pencil drawings and annotation mainly on blank pages. Despite all this it remains a readable copy of a scarce Victorian book.