A. & C. Black
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Blue cloth with gilt design and titles on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. 3200 copies. A. & C. Black Colour Book 20 Shilling Series. 60 tissue-guarded colour plates. Spine is browned and bumped, with a little chipping/splitting to cloth at corners. Inscriptions in ink to front pastedown and front endpaper. Foxing. Arms of Colleges cards are stuck to 3 pages of prelims and verso of last text page of book and each chapter heading page thoroughout.
ANCIENT TALES AND FOLKLORE OF JAPAN
Written by Richard Gordon Smith. Illustrated by Richard Gordon Smith; Mo-No-Yuki.
Stock no. 2137558
Published by A. & C. Black. Circa 1908. Almost very good condition.
Grey cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Decorations also to front cover and spine. 62 colour plates. A & C Black Colour Book in the 20 Shillings Series. 4 page booklist to rear. Early edition, but has 4 page (later) booklist to rear. 1-2" tear/damage vertically and then horizontally to top of spine, which is also browned. Bumping to corners. Marks to covers. Some page margin tears (e.g. front endpaper and page 92. Foxing and browning throughout.
Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with direct colour photographs taken at The Church Pageant by Elliott and Fry. Also b/w photos. 207 pages including index. A & C Black 7/6 Series. Spine and cover edges are very browned. Some white scuffing marks to front cover. Browning and foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins.
Maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover and yellow and orange decorations. Top edge gilt. 75 tissue-guarded colour plates and fold-out map to rear. Part of the A & C Black 20 Shilling Series. 1" split to top of spine. Bumping to corners. Some scuffing. Joints are cracked and weak - can see stitching through the paper. Page edge browning. Lower margin has slight loss page 155/6. Browning to margins of plate pages.
A and C Colour Book in the 10 Shillings Series. 40 colour plates plus folding map. Purple decorative cloth. Gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. 4 page booklist to rear. Large splits to top and tail of spine one on either side. Some chipping to and fraying of cloth on spine, which is also browned. Corners are bumped. Mark to margin of plate page 66; guard partially detached page 226. Map is creased. Some foxing and marks.
A & C Black Colour Book 7s 6d Series. 3000 copies printed. Grey cloth, green titles and borders. 20 tissue-guarded colour plates. 2 folding maps. REPRINT! Spine is browned. Marks to covers; bumping. Front joint is a bit cracked. Margin tear to plate guard page 101. Blue mark to verso of plate page 176. Some foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges.
Red cloth with heraldic design in yellow to front cover and spine. 60 tissue-guarded colour plates. 3000 copies printed. Text first published in the "Fascination of Europe" series. A & C Black Colour Book 20 Shilling series. Covers are heavily worn and faded/stained. Spine badly split to both sides, with fraying to cloth. Joints are cracked, which is starting to make the binding weak. Contents are generally very good. A reading copy.
Green decorative cloth, gilt titles to spine and front cover. 20 tipped-in colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 7s 6d series. Bumping to spine and corners. Browning to spine. Front endpaper is MISSING. Foxing is heaviest to prelims and outer page edges. Some page browning.
Original pale blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 24 tissue-guarded colour plates. Folding map to rear. Top edge gilt. A & C Black Colour Book 7s 6d Series. viii and 181 pages including index, 2 page publisher adverts for books in same series to rear. Spine browned, red marks to rear cover lower edge and rear edge of spine. Endpapers and prelims browned and fragile. All plates present and lightly browned. Rear joint cracking. Some hinges pulled but binding tight.
Blue cloth. 32 colour plates. A & C Black Colour Book Popular series. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Damp marking to base of spine and lower front edge. Some foxing and browning.
Red cloth, gilt titles and shield. 20 colour plates, plus fold-out plan to rear. A and C Black 7/6 series. Reprint. 8 page booklist to rear. Circa date is estimated by books on booklist to rear. Spine is browned and bumped. Marks, with some staining to covers. Some foxing and browning throughout.
Blue cloth. 32 colour plates. A & C Black Colour Book Popular series. Revised by Mitton. Spine is browned. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.