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1912 Modern Stories / Beautifully Illustrated by CE Brock / Excellent Condition / Dickens; Alcott; Poe; Douglas Wiggin; Scott; Kipling etc.

1912 Modern Stories / Beautifully Illustrated by CE Brock / Excellent Condition / Dickens; Alcott; Poe; Douglas Wiggin; Scott; Kipling etc.

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In absolutely excellent condition for an antique title of well over 100 years old. Here is a copy of Modern Stories published in 1912 by The Waverley Book Company of London as part of a series of books for children called The Children’s Hour in 8 volumes, with this volume being Volume 8and this is a first edition. Some of the other volumes contain myths, legends, fairy tales and true stories of adventure and exploration (several of these I have for sale separately at time of writing). Beautifully illustrated by the highly regarded illustrator CE Brock.

With extracts from stories by: Louisa May Alcott; Kate Douglas Wiggin; Edgar Allan Poe; Charles Dickens; Washington Irving; Lewis Carroll; Rudyard Kipling; Sir Walter Scott; James Fenimore Cooper; Nathaniel Hawthorne; John Ruskin; Augustus Hoppin; Thomas Hughes; Horace E Scudder; Thomas Bailey Aldrich; Bret Harte; Sarah Orne Jewett; Lucretia P Hale; Rose Terry Cooke; Agnes Repplier; Mary Austin; Edward Everett Hale.

The pages are excellent being clean, bright and crisp. The top closed edge is shiny gilt, this has a few light scuffs. With sixteen colourful illustrations by CE Brock, and charming illustrated endpapers (see photos). There are also many delightful line drawings in the margins.

Attractively bound in bright blue cloth covered boards. In top order. The front board has a colourful paste down illustration and sparkly gilt titles.

The cloth and gilt on the spine have faded just very slightly in comparison to the boards. There is one nick to the cloth on the spine just over half-way down and there is a small split in the cloth to the spine joint with the rear board at the top.

Your antique copy of Modern Stories 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 22.5 cm x W 16.5 cm, 371 pages, 0.93 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 full protective packaging, please add a note to the order.

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