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Princess Badoura: A Tale from the Arabian Nights by  Laurence Housman - First Edition - 1913 - from Knickerbocker Books and Biblio.com

Princess Badoura: A Tale from the Arabian Nights

by Housman, Laurence

Condition: Very Good/Not Issued


London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. 1913. Books is undated, but a Christmas 1913 gift inscription is neatly penned to blank page behind half-title leaf ("Gladys Joan Warren. With love from Uncle Byron. Christmas 1913"). VERY GOOD+. A clean, otherwise unmarked copy complete with 10 beautiful tipped color plates, each with captioned paper guard (heavier than tissue). Ivory cloth hardcover is titled and decorated in gilt and light green on front and spine. Printed endpapers. Pages and plates are clean and fresh. Edge chip to one leaf holding a tipped plate - the plate is not affected. One paper guard has a long closed tear. The pages holding plates and facing pages are lightly toned but plates and guards are not affected, no toning or fading. Light rubbing and soiling to cover with slight cloth fray at top of spine, some loss to green stamped backgrounds on front cover, bit of board showing at front corner tips. Spine stamping faded but still clearly readable. Binding and hinges firm - interior hinges have green cloth reinforcement that appears to be original. 7-1/2 x 10-1/4". 113 text pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund.




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