Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.

Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st., Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st., Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st., Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.

A companion volume to his "Old-Fashioned Tales" (1905). Twenty stories from early writers for children 1790 to 1830, intended to be representative. Lady Anne, the longest story in the book, is a lovely riches to rags to riches tale that shows the lives of the poor in the early 19th c. Charming illustrations: Lucas says, "Mr. Bedford is one of those rare artists who read a story first."

$110.00

 

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Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Lucas, E. V. ed.
/F. D. Bedford, illustrator.
London: Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co Ltd., New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1906, 1st printing, colophon on verso of half title page; ivory cloth boards, with early 19th c girl and boy standing at the gates to a golden door; cream, brown and orange, gilt titles, door, and decorated spine, frontis and decorated title page are finely coloured; monochrome illustrations, full page and in text; publisher's "superfine" paper; large 8vo; gilt top edge;425 pp; ad for similar volume of the Taylor sister's poems.
Juvenile hardback.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, binding straight, thinly cracked on two interior openings; upper spine and back corner bumped, some light foxing on board margins, small tape stains on free front endpaper; interior paper darkening a little but flat and clean; nice plates, darkening frontis tissue guard unwrinkled. Judging by the ad in back the price was probably 6s.
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Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
Forgotten Tales.. Lucas/Bedford, ill. Stokes 1906 1st.
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18847