Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.
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Beige decorated cloth. B/w illustrations. Some marks and wear to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins.
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Pictorial boards. 136 pages. 3 colour plates and 3 b/w plates. Covers are edge rubbed, 1" split to top of spine has been glue repaired. Prize inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Tobacco smell to contents.
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SUNDAY READING FOR THE YOUNG 1900
No author listed. Illustrated by Gordon Browne; A.G. Walker; W.H.C. Groome; Helen Miles; George Woolliscroft Rhead; Charles Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 2133964
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.. 1900. Almost very good condition.
Blue cloth boards with white decorative borders and embossed white illustration of girl and boy to front. Bevelled edges. Colour frontispiece entitled 'Preparing for the Flower Service'. B/w illustrations by various artists. 412 pages plus 24 page publisher advert to rear. All edges gilt. Bumping and wear to over edges. A few marks to covers and uneven fading to rear. Reward plate to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Some page browning.
Peach pictorial binding, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 258 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Compass(?) hole to rear cover, and some scratching of cloth to front cover. Rear joint is broken at top half. Vertical crease to front free-endpaper and prelims. Foxing throughout. Large tears to preliminary pages.
Brown pictorial cloth. B/w plates. 216 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some marks and scuffing to covers. Glue marks to front pastedown. Foxing and page browning; some margin marks.
Pictorial onlay to front cover, with other decorations and titles. 3 colour plates. Other b/w illustrations. Stories from Old Ballads. Half of backstrip is MISSING; rest is hanging on by one edge. Some damage to pictorial onlay - a little surface paper loss. Bumping and some heavy wear to corners and cover edges. Some foxing. Hinges pulled. A reading copy.
Red cloth spine. Red and yellow boards with an onlay of winter scene of family with horse and carriage approaching. Adverts to rear cover. 13 colour plates and b/w illustrations. 164 pages. 9.5 x 7.25". Boards browned, edges rubbed, corners worn. Front joint cracked and weak. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A few margin marks.
Black textured cloth, gilt title to spine.Beautiful chromolithograph plates. B/w text illustrations. Contains January 1892 to December 1893. Spine bumped and worn with splits to bottom. Corners bumped and worn. Covers a little marked. Joints beginning to crack. Some hinges cracked. Front endpaper missing. A few pages are partially detached. Foxing throughout, especially to endpapers. Grubby margin marks. Closed tear to top of one page.
Green cloth, front cover has black borders and decorations around gilt title box. 13 chromolithograph plates plus b/w illustrations. 164 pages plus publication list. Spine bumped with tiny nicks to cloth at base. A little wear to corners. Spine slightly darkened. Odd small mark to covers. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Light browning to verso of frontis and to one of publication pages at end of book. Light foxing, mainly to endpapers and page edges. One gathering pulled, pages 131-138. Contents generally clean.
Blue/grey cloth with black decoration around gilt title block to front. 13 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. 164 pages plus publication list. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine slightly faded. Odd small mark to covers. Both joints cracked. First gathering pulled. Front endpaper browned. A little foxing. Contents generally clean. All plates present.
Contains Jan 1894 to Dec 1895. Dark blue textured boards, gilt titles and lines to spine. 26 chromolithograph plates. Spine bumped. Cloth split at either side of top and bottom of spine as well as little on the rear side. Corners bumped and worn. Both joints cracked showing webbing beneath. Some hinges cracked. Name to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Some foxing to page edges. Some marks to contents.
Large format. Green pictorial boards. Full-page illustrations with words to find for each letter of the alphabet. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some slight grubbiness to covers. Foxing to endpapers. Page edge browning and some grubby fingermarks to page margins else contents clean.