SELECTED BAB BALLADS

Gilbert, W. S.

Published by Oxford University Press, 1955
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Only 1500 copies printed. Satirical poems and comically exaggerated drawings, introduction by Hesketh Pearson. "Bab represents the view that life is radically ridiculous, a view shared by every healthy and intelligent person at rare moments of revelation." 120 pp with 11 pp art unnumbered to rear of text. Lower corners very lightly bumped. Gilt lettering debossed to spine, gilt drawings on bright blue background to center of front board, black cloth-covered boards. Very amusing! Clean, tight, bright. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: SELECTED BAB BALLADS
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1955
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Limited Edition.

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Book Description Sir Allen Lane, London, 1955. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition Thus. Original black cloth boards with gilt title and decorations to front board. 120pp with many illustrations by author. Cover slightly rubbed at edges with light fading to spine. Privately printed on pink paper for Christmas 1955. No dustwrapper. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 131724

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Book Description Privately Published, 1955. Condition: Good. Good condition book without dust jacket. Boards are clean with little wear. Book has clean and bright contents. Seller Inventory # 9999-9991562652

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Book Description W S Gilbert, UK, 1955. Cloth (Hard Cover). Condition: Good +. No Jacket. W S Gilbert (illustrator). 120pp. Introduction by Hesketh Pearson and a Note on Gilbert as illustrator by Philip James. Mild shelf wear to slightly grubby covers otherwise internally clean and free of inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 929320

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Book Description Hardcover. Limited edition . Very good/ No dusat jacket. 120pp with an introduction by Hesketh Pearson and a note on Gilbert as illustrator by Philip James. Black covers with gilt embossed illustration cartoons on blue background in panel on upper cover. Gilt tile on spine. Seller Inventory # 17082

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Gilbert, W.S.
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Book Description Sir Allen Lane, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. W.S.Gilbert (illustrator). Limited. 1500 copies printed. 120pp. B/W illust. Black cloth with blue and gold panel decoration. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 3573

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Published by Christmas (1955)
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Book Description Christmas, 1955. Limited edition of 1500 copies. VG in a decorated cloth, with one bumped corner. Seller Inventory # 19707

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Gilbert, W. S.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, for Sir Allen Lane, Oxford, 1955. Hardcover. 120p., appended plates, sketch illustrations throughout on pink calendared paperstock. Cased into openweave black cloth boards gilt, with turquoise cover panel gilt. A pretty book. Spine is sunned to grey, with an irregular line of fade to back cover, else a very presentable copy. Lane owned the originals. Seller Inventory # 182743

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Book Description Oxford University Press for Sir Allen Lane, Oxford, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: VG. Black cloth boards with blue leather label with gilt illustration on upper board and gilt titles on spine, internally clean and bright. A vg copy. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 120 + [12] pp. Seller Inventory # 17691

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Gilbert, W.S.
Published by Allen Lane (1955)
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Book Description Allen Lane, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st thus limited edition of 1500: black cloth with light blue inlay to upper panel, and interestingly a similarly designed Christmas card has been pasted to fep, and is signed by the publisher Allen Lane.Book is generally very good though there is a clear tape reinforcement to the spine. Seller Inventory # 27579

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Gilbert, W. S.
Published by University Press, Oxford (1955)
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Book Description University Press, Oxford, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Gilbert, W. S. (illustrator). First Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" 120pp. + 11 page section of illustrations. Black cloth with gilt titles on spine, and gilt/blue inset cover illustration on front board. Cloth is soiled in places, spine faded, else overall a Very Good- copy. Limited Edition of 1,500 copies printed for Sir Allen Lane at the University Press Oxford. Features collection of comedic verse originally composed 1860s. Illustrations by the author are engraved by the Dalziels who engraved Tenniel's 'Alice' illustrations. Laid in loose is a Christmas card (1955) printed at Oxford, and features an illustration from the book; and is signed by Allen Lane HF Paroissien. Seller Inventory # 00523094

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