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1909 The Red Book of Heroes by Andrew Lang / FIRST EDITION Longmans, Green & Co. London / Beautiful Book With Numerous Illustrations

1909 The Red Book of Heroes by Andrew Lang / FIRST EDITION Longmans, Green & Co. London / Beautiful Book With Numerous Illustrations

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Between them Andrew Lang, his wife and publishers Longmans, Green & Company were responsible for producing some of the finest books in Victorian/Edwardian England. After the success of the Fairy Books, they went on to produce this Red Book of Heroes in 1909, and this is one of those first edition copies. With numerous swashbuckling colour and black and white illustrations. In good condition.

Containing tales of bravery mainly from European history: Hannibal, Angelique the child Abbess; Florence Nightingale; Charles Gordon etc.

In good condition for an antique book of 115 years old. Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound. Has an inked inscription on the half-title page dated from the year of publication in 1909, but no other writing or markings of previous ownership. With partially cracked hinges at the endpapers. All of the colour plates are present and in good condition and with numerous black and white illustrations. Pages have shiny gilt on all three sides. The book has developed a lean with time.

The red cloth covered boards are extremely eye-catching. The front board and spine have gilt blocked illustrations and titles. Has some rubbing to the cloth at the corners and spine ends. Has a very small hole in the cloth on the rear spine joint. The rear board has one dark mark and a few very light marks. The gilt on the spine and front remains shiny bright and this is a lovely book to display.

Your antique copy of The Red Book of Heroes 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 19 cm x W 14 cm, 368 pages, 0.64 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and simply dispatched in the full packaging, a note can be added to the order.

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