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The Bab Ballads: With Which are Included Songs of a Savoyard by  W. S Gilbert - Hardcover - 1960 - from The Dusty Bookshelf  and Biblio.com

The Bab Ballads: With Which are Included Songs of a Savoyard

by Gilbert, W. S

Condition: Very Good


MacMillan & Co. Ltd, London, 1960. Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrator: Gilbert, W.S. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath, England. Text clean. 350 illustrations. Purple and blue marble endpages lightly fading. Gilt decorations on paste down edges. Text block edges in 23 1/2 carat gilt. Full red morocco leather boards with 2 lines of gilt on boards. Boards rubbed at corners. Spine has five raised gilt bands with floral decorations. Spine title on blue and green leather. Spine rubbed at edges and ends. No Jacket. Illustrator: Gilbert, W.S.. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 019306..


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12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine
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jacket
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