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1909 The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves / Fisher Unwin, London / Beautifully Illustrated Antique Book / Fading to Spine / Scarce

1909 The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves / Fisher Unwin, London / Beautifully Illustrated Antique Book / Fading to Spine / Scarce

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Scarce. A beautifully illustrated and decorated antique hardback copy of The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Greaves. Undated but was published in 1909 by T Fisher Unwin, London. With a colour frontispiece, intricate romantic line drawn plates, decorative chapter headers, footers and illuminated initials. The contents of the book are in good condition with a few minor condition points detailed below, fading to the spine being the main condition point to note. With a striking design to the front board, this is a very attractive book.

Inside the book opens onto decorative endpapers in grey and red. With some tanning to the endpapers and a short inked inscription on the half title page dated June 13th, 1919. Has spotting to the endpapers and to the closed outside fore-edge. With the occasional nick or chip to the page edges and a couple of small brown blemishes. Has a small closed tear at the inner margin of the first few pages (see final close-up photo). The top closed edge is tinted dark grey.

Dark maroon red cloth covered boards have lilac and dusky pink decoration to the front and shiny gilt titles. As mentioned above, this has almost completely rubbed off from the spine. The gilt titles on the spine remain bright. The front board is in super condition, with just a couple of mildly rubbed areas. The gilt is sparkly bright on the front. With a very slight bump to the bottom front corner and minor rubbing to the plain dark red rear board.

Your antique copy of The Irish Fairy Book 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 21 cm x W 15.5 cm, 355 pages, 0.62 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

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