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1915 The Book of Old English Songs and Ballads / Beautifully Illustrated by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale / 72 Ballads, 24 Illustrations

1915 The Book of Old English Songs and Ballads / Beautifully Illustrated by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale / 72 Ballads, 24 Illustrations

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In good condition, here is a large format, beautifully illustrated copy of The Book of Old English Songs and Ballads. With wonderful colour plate illustrations by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale. Undated but would have been published in 1915 by Hodder & Stoughton London. Seventy-two ballads are decorated with twenty-four tipped-in plates.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound with no writing or inscriptions. Has mild tanning to the endpapers and the occasional spot. Has mild tanning and spotting to the outside edges. All colour plates are present as called for and in top order.

Green cloth covered boards have dark green Art Nouveau floral decoration to the front and spine, with red titles. The cloth is clean and smart. The main condition point to note is some rubbing to the cloth at the head and tail of the spine where the cloth has frayed a bit to reveal boards beneath (see close-up photo). With a couple of very mild bumps on the front edges. Has a few small white spots at the bottom of the spine.

Your copy of The Book of Old English Songs and Ballads will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 28.5 cm x W 22 cm, 198 pages, 1.2 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. With the exception of a small number of countries.

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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