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The Bab Ballads Much Sound And Little Sense

by Gilbert, W. S

Condition: VG-/NONE


London: George Routledge & Sons. VG-/NONE. N.D.. Hardcover. Bound in green cloth with gilt stamping on the front and spine, the book is clean and straight. There is wear to edges, rubbing and three names written on the front endpages, otherwise no other markings. There is also a paper-only slit at the front gutter, not affecting binding. A couple of pages have a small edge tear, a tiny sticker on rear pastedown and sticker shadow on the front pastedown are present. "The "Bab Ballads" appeared originally in the columns of "Fun", when that periodical was under the editorship of the late Tom Hood." A book full of "lively verse" and illustrations by the author. ; B&W Illustrations; 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"; 309 pages .

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