Good Words for 1888: Various Authors inc. Gordon Stables, The Right Rev. Donald Macleod (Editor), G... Good Words for 1888: Various Authors inc. Gordon Stables, The Right Rev. Donald Macleod (Editor), G... Good Words for 1888: Various Authors inc. Gordon Stables, The Right Rev. Donald Macleod (Editor), G... Good Words for 1888: Various Authors inc. Gordon Stables, The Right Rev. Donald Macleod (Editor), G...
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VERY RARE gilded & embossed illustrated hardcover book. "Good Words for 1888" By Various Authors. Edited by the Right Rev. Donald Macleod, D.D. Illustrators: G. du Maurier, W. Small, H. Furniss, J. Macwirther, G. L. Seymour, R. Barnes, H Railton, A. Barraud, C. Whymper, and others. This book is believed to be the First Edition, published by Isbister and Company Limited, London, 1888. Thick & heavy item. PLEASE NOTE: As this book is heavy (over 1.6 Kg with packaging), if you are buying this from outside the U.K. please expect additional shipping costs. 4to, 24.5 cm x 18 cm x 4.5 cm, Burgundy leather-covered spine & corners, Burgundy textured cloth-covered boards, Gilt embossed lettering & 5 raised bars on spine, 3 gilt embossed lines framing corners & spine on front and back covers, All edges dyed mottled red, Brown endpapers, no dust-jacket. 860 pages. Weight: 1.490 Kg (1490 Grams). CONTENTS ARE LIKE NEW!!! However, there is a crack between front endpaper & pastedown. Spine is discoloured, leather is very scuffed & worn away in places, gilt quite bright, binding remains tight. Cover is scuffed, discoloured & marked, some bumps & scratches, edges bumped & scuffed with leather worn away. Corners are bumped & scuffed, one has board exposed. Top edge is tanned, top & bottom edges are scratched & marked. First endpaper & title page marked round edges. Tiny ink annotation & tiny marks in margins of p. 1. Some pages & plates (very few) have tiny edge bumps/nicks/tears, and/or corner folds/creases, and/or light handling creases, and/or smudges/marks in margins. Plate facing p. 370 has a crease. Smudged ink on p. 454, this looks like printer's error. Ink annotation on last endpaper. Light age tanning & occasional foxing throughout. VERY RARE ITEM, BEAUTIFULLY CLEAN & CRISP INSIDE!!! Another great volume of "Good Words", featuring a large selection of Serial and Short Stories, Biographical and Historical Papers, Travel and Descriptive Papers, Scientific and Literary Articles, Religious Papers - Biblical and Practical, Art, and Poetry, written by various Authors, and richly illustrated in black & white with beautiful engravings & drawings on plates, and numerous other engravings & drawings among text. Contents include: 'Caravan Life for Pleasure and Health' by Gordon Stables; 'The Weaker Vessel' by D. Christie Murray; 'Thackeray' by Andrew Lang; 'on Children' by the Right Rev. A. W. Thorold, D.D., Lord Bishop of Rochester; 'Through Hudson's Strait and Bay' by Captain Albert Hastings Markham, R.N.; 'On the Culture of the Senses' by Jean Ingelow; 'Among the Birds' by Charles Dixon; 'Some Egyptian Types' by the Editor; ,Saved as by Fire' by E. M. Marsh; 'Mimicry in Tropical Africa' by Prof. Henry Drummond; 'Patrick Laing' by Alexander Anderson; 'Sunday Readings for January' by the Editor; & much, much more. We have other volumes of "Good Words" available, so please check our listings, thank you. IN STOCK in the UK!!! We post the same day, or if that's not possible, the very next working day. Seller's Ref: 344-D. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10078188730

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Title: Good Words for 1888

Publisher: Isbister and Company Limited, London

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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