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Fifty 'Bab' Ballads by  W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert - Hardcover - Not stated - 1887 - from Scraps of American History and Biblio.com

Fifty 'Bab' Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense

by Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck)

Condition: Good/No jacket


London: George Routledge and Sons, 1887. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 317 pages, illustrated with occasional small drawings. A collection of comic poems by the famous librettist of Gilbert and Sullivan. Half brown cloth over paper covered boards, black title block with gilt titles on spine, rough cut pages. Some edge wear with spotting and a little soiling to boards, scuffing and a little staining, corners and spine ends heavily bumped, spine a little cocked, short tear in cloth at top of spine, interior pages tanning, binding tight.




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