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The Heroes or Greek Fairy-Tales for My Children - Illustrated by Charles Kingsley - Hardcover - from Washburn Books and Biblio.com

The Heroes or Greek Fairy-Tales for My Children - Illustrated

by Charles Kingsley

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


London: Relfe Brothers Ltd Undated edition of a volume containing stories about Perseus, the Argonauts and Theseus. 199pp illustrated with black and white photographs of Greek statues, map and reproduction of 'Danae' by Burne Jones to frontis. Gilt design and lettering to front board and spine. Heavy rubbing to edges and corners and bumping to spine with slight loss to backstrip. Former owner's name to endpaper.. Green Cloth Boards. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Sir E Burne Jones. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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spine
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rubbing
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12mo
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