The Swiss Family Robinson or, The Adventures of a Shipwrecked Family on an Uninhabited Island Near New Guinea

Johan David Wyss, Translated By Mrs H. B. Paull

Published by Frederick Warne & Co., London
Used Condition: Fair Hardcover
From Matilda Mary's Books (Portishead, SOM, United Kingdom)

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Not dated. Decorative eps, but ffep missing, as are pp 547-50 and 559-562. Pencil lines on bottom edge.Boards very worn, island scenes, 2 men with gun and dog on front board-faded gilt, black and green decorative on red background . Decorative spine,very worn at edge joining front board, scene of boy with penguins.Birds and branch with circle on rear board. White ring marks to rear board. Profusely illustrated with bl/white engravings throughout of natural history and scenes from the book, including full page opp. p. 552 of "The English Ship". Many include the dogs, Turk a large English Mastiff and Floss a Danish Hound, who are frequently mentioned in the text- 1 shows a spiked hunting collar being fitted! 3 beautiful colour lithographs-f/piece of "Jack and the Donkey", "The Tub-Boat and the Turtle". and "Jack Mounted on Whirlwind"-an ostrich! Contents foxed in places, webbing an thread showing at pp 551, also at Preface p."v".Still intrinsically tight-an intersting copy, probably printed around 1900. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002035

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Title: The Swiss Family Robinson or, The Adventures...

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co., London

Binding: Red Decorative Cloth

Illustrator: Original Illustrations

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Book Type: Hard Cover

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