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The Duke of Berwick. A Nonsense Rhyme

The Belgian Hare [Alfred Bruce Douglas]


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Ref. 110983   Edition. First Edition

Illustrated By: Tony Ludovici [Anthony M. Ludovici]

Published By: Leonard Smithers & Co 1899 (London)

Undated, first and only edition 1899. Hardback with green cloth spine and pictorial paper covered boards. Ink inscription to ffep dated 1913. Title page illustrated in colour. A further nine colour illustrated pages throughout. Text to the right and illustration to the left of a double page spread, black pages in between. Binding somewhat rubbed with shallow wear to edges of paper boards. Fore-corners of front board appear clipped but in actual fact seem to have faded. Bumping to corners. Dent along top edge of rear board. Dark scuffing to fore edge of rear board. Patch of loss to left edge of paper of rear board. Light rubbing/soiling. Start of cracking to gutter, binding sound but starting. Rusting to staples where exposed. Light toning and mottling to endpapers. Folded crease to ffep. Pages nice and bright but for very infrequent thumbing. Overall good condition. The book presents nice and colourfully. 43 pp. A sweet and humorous copy of a scarce book. Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945) was an English poet best known for his relationship with poet Oscar Wilde. Anthony Ludovici (1882-1971) was a British author and philosopher.

Book Condition: Good

Size: 8vo Oblong

Binding: Hardback

Book Type: Book

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