Forgotten Tales of Long Ago. E. V. ed Lucas.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.
/F. D. Bedford, illustrator.

Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.

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; crea. Juvenile hardback.

A companion volume to his "Old-Fashioned Tales" (1905). Twenty stories from early writers for children 1830 to 1890, 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. "

CONDITION: Very Good; bright gilt, 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. Item #18847

Price: $110.00

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