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IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE
Written by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
Stock no. 1314437
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1913. Very good condition.

Old Fairy Tales retold by Quiller-Couche. The first of Nielsen's greatest works. 24 magnificent colour plates reflecting both the Japanese influences and the Aubrey Beardsley tradition. The plates are tissue-guarded and tipped-in decorated backgrounds. Grey pictorial cloth, gilt title and floral decoration to spine. Grey and cream pictorial endpapers. Decorative borders to each page. 163 numbered pages. Large format. Spine and corners bumped and just a little rubbed. There are a few light marks to covers. Some heavy foxing, mainly to endpapers and page margins/edges. Dark marks to edge of text block. Light musty smell to contents. All plates present and in fine condition.

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY & OTHER FAIRY TALES FROM THE OLD FRENCH
Written by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1108296
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1942. Very good condition.

Dark red-brown simulated leather cloth, stamped in gilt on both front and back covers with differing cupid designs. Gilt lettering and 4 gilt cupid designs on spine. White endpapers. 30 magnificent colour plates, mounted on vellum-like paper with black descriptive letterpress beneath and all framed with elaborate border design in black. Some bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Rear joint cracked. Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing. Plate and tissue-guard to opposite page 24 are partially detached; hinge pulled. All plates present.

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