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An Alphabet of Animals

£65.00

Product description

Large format children's book published in 1899. Each letter of the alphabet is written on one page in large capitals with simple line drawing of the associated animal. Over the page is a short text about the animal with a large (different ) picture in monochrome of the animal. Thick quality paper used.

The boards are papered with an illustration of horses on the front with title of book and author in clear black. The spine is black cloth - am unsure if this is original or a replacement (see photos). The boards show some wear especially on the corners where some of the outer paper is worn away. Also a bit of damage on the back (round hole area where outer paper worn away, and a tear at the top to surface layer of the paper cover).

The front hinge is cracked and the binding cloth visible but the binding is holding together well. The pastedown has a previous owner's name and address written on it and another name in pencil on the front free endpaper. The grey endpapers look a bit stained.

The illustration and text pages are mostly in good order. There is a small closed tear on the Armadillo illustration but only on the border, and similar on the Sloth Bear. Corner on the Jackal has a fold on it - border only. Some tiny nicks to the edge of the paper on 6 internal pages (these are tiny closed tears). Some grubby marks on pages where pages were turned.

Item details

Author(s):
Moore Park, Carton
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
Folio - 13 +
Edition:
1899
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Blackie and Son
Title:
An Alphabet of Animals

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Large format children's book published in 1899. Each letter of the alphabet is written on one page in large capitals with simple line drawing of the associated animal. Over the page is a short text about the animal with a large (different ) picture in monochrome of the animal. Thick quality paper used.

The boards are papered with an illustration of horses on the front with title of book and author in clear black. The spine is black cloth - am unsure if this is original or a replacement (see photos). The boards show some wear especially on the corners where some of the outer paper is worn away. Also a bit of damage on the back (round hole area where outer paper worn away, and a tear at the top to surface layer of the paper cover).

The front hinge is cracked and the binding cloth visible but the binding is holding together well. The pastedown has a previous owner's name and address written on it and another name in pencil on the front free endpaper. The grey endpapers look a bit stained.

The illustration and text pages are mostly in good order. There is a small closed tear on the Armadillo illustration but only on the border, and similar on the Sloth Bear. Corner on the Jackal has a fold on it - border only. Some tiny nicks to the edge of the paper on 6 internal pages (these are tiny closed tears). Some grubby marks on pages where pages were turned.

Author(s):
Moore Park, Carton
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
Folio - 13 +
Edition:
1899
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Blackie and Son
Title:
An Alphabet of Animals

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