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CLASSIC SHORT STORIES (4 VOLUMES) ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, AMERICAN & FRENCH
Written by Alexander Pushkin; Washington Irving; Mrs. Gaskell; et al. Illustrated by Rod Waters; Paul Gulla; Roman Pisarev; Veronique Bour.
Stock no. 1822092
Published by Folio Society. 1998. Very good condition.
Four volume set, each volume bound in different colour cloth. English, Russian & American volumes are second printing 1997. French stories volume is 1st printing in this edition 1998. A nice set contained in a black slipcase in very good condition with a few scuff mark, especially to lower side.
Text in Danish. Limited edition. Large format, green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. Each of the 51 tipped-in colour plates are mounted on a separate sheet of heavy brown paper with captioned tissue guards. Except for the frontis, the plates are all bound together after the text. This is copy NO. 180 with prineted signature of Arthur Rackham. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly edge rubbed. Ink writing to front free-endpaper. Joints cracked. Browning to contents.
Pale green decorated cloth. Colour plates. The Series of English Idylls. Spine and corners bumped. Half title-page is missing and therefore no date. Some foxing.
Small format. Grey boards, colour pictorial onlay to front. 3 tipped-in colour plates. B/w illustrations. Rebacked with matching cloth, new cream endpapers. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf. Plates fine. Some browning and foxing but contents generally clean.
Small format. Grey boards, colour pictorial onlay to front. 3 tipped-in colour plates. B/w illustrations. Spine bumped. Covers slightly rubbed. Some surface paper loss to the pictorial onlay to front cover. Front joint cracked. Foxing to contents.
Two short stories in one volume. 3 tipped-in colour plates mounted on brown card plus b/w text illustrations. Small format. Brown boards with onlay to front. Some chipping/splits to spine. Bumping and wear to corners and cover edges. Browning to endpapers. Foxing to outer page edges and some page margins. All 3 tipped-in colour plates are present.
Cream/yellow boards with black titles and small image to front board. Stories We Love Series. 4 Colour plates and b/w illustrations. 63 Pages. Heavy foxing to rear cover. Brown stains to front cover. Heavy wear to corners and spine. Top half - one inch of spine is MISSING. Some other chipping to spine. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to pages. All colour plates present. A few page corners are chipped off. Contents are still generally very good.
Brown cloth. Gilt title to spine. Large pictorial onlay to front. Blue pictorial endpapers. 8 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Front board a little marked and pictorial onlay scuffed. Bookplate to verso of front endpaper. Scattered foxing throughout. All plates present with some pale foxing to margins. One hinge pulled.
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Frontis and 50 superb colour plates, tissue-guarded and mounted on green card at rear of book. 62 text pages. Green cloth, green titles and vignette to front cover. Spine bumped, worn and browned with small splits to the cloth. Top corners badly bumped with top rear corner almost split. Bumping to bottom corners. Bottom board edges bumped and rubbed. Covers a little grubby. Book plate to front pastedown. Browning to front endpapers and some of the mounts for the plates. Inscription in ink to half title page. Some hinges are cracked. Some fingering. Creasing to a couple of plates. Top of book is bowed.
Frontis and 50 superb colour plates, tissue-guarded and mounted on green card at rear of book, one pair of plates are on facing pages. 62 text pages. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Damp marking to top of spine and along edges of front and rear covers out from that. Browning to endpapers, pastedowns and page edges/margins of green pages. Light foxing. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; a little loss; some grubby marks and foxspots.
Cheaper issue with 24 colour plates (with tissue guards) and b/w text illustrations. New impression. Brown boards, dark brown titles and cobweb design to front, brown title to spine. Green illustration to endpapers. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Foxing throughout, although heaviest to prelims, last pages and outer page edges. All plates present. Wrapper is unevenly browned with some foxing and scuffing; creased with some closed tears and chips; a little loss to corners.
Blue pictorial paper boards. Spiral bound. Move the tabs and watch the characters move. Colour & b/w illustrations. Corners and cover edges worn, some scuffing and foxing. Neat name to front pastedown. Tab from first moveable has been torn off but still works. Tabs to all moveables are creased. Finally moveable is broken. A few pages have small tears or creasing to margin of bottom edge. A few fingermarks but generally clean.