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Children's & Illustrated Books, Original Illustrations, Modern Literature & First Editions

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Estimate: £100 - £150
ca. US$131 - US$197
Price realised:  £170
ca. US$223
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Birthday Book for Children, verses by Mrs. Sale Barker, 1st edition, [1880], twelve colour plates (faintly offset to text), black & white illustrations to text, some manuscript entries, and inscription to presentation leaf dated 1881, blue endpapers, yellow edges, original pictorial beige cloth, mottled, and slightly lifting on upper side, in original Book Post wrapper with printed lettering on front panel 'BOOK POST for the United Kingdom, Threehalfpence' and title below, with dotted lines for adddress, some minor edge-chipping, and split into two at lower joint, 10 x 10cm (4 x 4ins) Schuster & Engen 39(1a). In the extremely rare pre-paid wrapper designed to send the book through the post. (1)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Children's & Illustrated Books, Original Illustrations, Modern Literature & First Editions
Date of the auction: 21 Jul 2016
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
GL75UQ Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
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