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THE FACES IN THE FIRE; A STORY FOR THE SEASON by

THE FACES IN THE FIRE; A STORY FOR THE SEASON

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THE FACES IN THE FIRE; A STORY FOR THE SEASON

by (DICKENS, CHARLES, Imitation of). PARDON, GEORGE FREDERICK. "REDGAP," Pseudonym

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About This Item

London: Willoughby and Co, [1849]. FIRST EDITION. 164 x 102 mm. (6 1/2 x 4"). x, [ii], 165, [1] pp. Pleasing early 20th century full polished calf by Morrell for John Wanamaker (stamp-signed in ink on front free endpaper), raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, all edges gilt. Original cloth back and covers bound in at end. With hand-colored color frontispiece, engraved title, and two plates, and several black and white vignettes by Nicolson. A touch of rubbing to edges and tops of joints, a few very mild indentations on covers, light offsetting from illustrations and a couple of minor marginal blemishes, but still an excellent copy with only very trivial wear. This amusing work is a direct imitation of Dickens' enormously successful Christmas Books, mimicking their appearance as well as their format and themes. Pardon (1824-84) was a journalist and editor who often wrote under the pseudonym "Rawdon Crawley;" according to the DNB, in addition to writing for numerous publications and the occasional book of fiction as found here, he also penned several works on billiards and other "Games for Gentlemen.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST13599-22
Title
THE FACES IN THE FIRE; A STORY FOR THE SEASON
Author
(DICKENS, CHARLES, Imitation of). PARDON, GEORGE FREDERICK. "REDGAP," Pseudonym
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Edition
FIRST EDITION
Publisher
Willoughby and Co
Place of Publication
London
Date published
[1849]

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

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calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
First Edition
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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[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]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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]
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]
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