Special edition, offered here in the scarce dustjacket. 60 pages, plus a number of full-page illustrated plates not included in the pagination. Limited to 725 copies, of which this is Number 520. In blue-gray paper-covered boards, backed with a sturdy cloth spine lettered in clean, very bright gilt. Pages still uncut (unopened), as originally issued. The book itself has no significant flaws. It is exceptionally clean and stain free, square and straight, very firm and tight in its binding, no pages loose, missing, folded, or torn. The hinges are sound and undamaged, the top corners are sharp and unbumped, while the bottom corners have been slightly nudged. The pages are lightly age-toned, but all are very clean, clear and unsoiled, and all text and illustrations are bright, crisp and sharp. There is no writing, underlining, highlighting or markings of any kind in the book. NOT EX-LIBRARY. NO bookplates. Exterior of book shows virtually no wear The dustjacket is tattered and chipped at the edges, the corners, and the spine ends but all jacket lettering is intact and complete, and the jacket, though lightly age-toned, is clean and stain-free. Jacket in removable clear mylar protective cover. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Rape of the Lock : An Heroi - Comical ...
Editorial: Chiswick Press ( Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald )
Año de publicación: 1925
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Near Fine to Fine
Edición: Limited / Numbered Edition
Descripción Chiswick Press / Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald, [England], 1925. Hardback octavo, jacket missing as common, very good condition, red & black text on title page, board cover, cloth spine (little mottled, gilt spine lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), untrimmed edges, minor edgewear & toning. 59 pp. (No 590 of a limited edition of 725 copies.) Set up from an octavo of 1718, with a very few substitutions from later readings, and preserving the six line illustrations. A mock-epic poem, in which a hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors. A sharp and witty tale of the most famous bad hair day in the history of literature. Nº de ref. de la librería 15635