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The Golden Age by  Kenneth Grahame - First Thus - 1928 - from Knickerbocker Books (SKU: 006016)

The Golden Age

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The Golden Age

by Grahame, Kenneth

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Near Fine/Good+
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London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, 1928. Stated on copyright page "This Edition first published in 1928." (with illustrations by Ernest Shepard.) NEAR FINE in GOOD+ dust jacket. The only marking is a neatly penned inscription on the front free endpaper "With love to Thea from Mammy. Xmas 1943." Pages are clean and crisp. Red stained top edge. Tightly bound in buff colored cloth with title gilt stamped on spine and front cover, silhouette of children seated under a tree stamped in black on front cover. Light toning to cloth along edges and spine but cover is otherwise fine. Boards sharp. Binding hand hinges firm, intact and straight. Dust jacket moderately shelf worn and edge rubbed with short tears and chips especially at corners, spine ends and along bottom edge of rear panel. Jacket spine lightly toned and there is a small ink mark on front cover. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. 5 x 7-3/4". [xii] + 168 pages plus 4 pages of publisher ads at rear.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good+. Illus. by Shepard, Ernest H..


Looking back to those days of old, ere the gate shut behind me, I can see now that to children with a proper equipment of parents these things would have worn a different aspect. But to those whose nearest were aunts and uncles, a special attitude of mind may be allowed. They treated us, indeed, with kindness enough as to the needs of the flesh, but after that with indifference (an indifference, as I recognise, the result of a certain stupidity), and therewith the commonplace conviction that your child is merely animal.


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Knickerbocker Books US (US)
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The Golden Age
Grahame, Kenneth
Shepard, Ernest H.
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
First Thus
John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited
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Date published
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction, Literature, Literary Crit; Children's & Illustrated;

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