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Kipling, Rudyard
A Song of the English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London;
Date of Publication: 1914
Stock Code: 4082
Reprint. Quarto. 123 pp. 16 colour plates tipped-in, including frontispiece with captioned tissue guard; vignette to title page plus numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout, all by W Heath Robinson. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Good. Publisher's decorative blue cloth with gilt titles and green stylised rosebush-and-crown motif to spine and upper board; gilt-stamped crest of Auckland Girls' School to lower board. Unclipped grey dust-jacket with gilt titles and colour cover plate (matches plate facing pp 36) . Boards bumped at corners and a little rubbed to edge but bright. Jacket lightly surface soiled with stain to rear fold; rubbed with wear at corners, 1-inch split at lower front fold and small loss head/tail of spine. Printed school prize plate to front pastedown with name of recipient Phyllis Nicholson and Prize for Hygiene handwritten in the appropriate places and dated 1920. Sporadic foxing throughout and free endpapers toned; colour plates all clean and uncreased. Rare in jacket.
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