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Tim and the Dusty Man by  Mrs. Ernest [Mary Frances Ames] Ames - First edition - [1903] - from The Little Book Store and

Tim and the Dusty Man

by Ames, Mrs. Ernest [Mary Frances Ames]

Condition: Good

London: Grant Richards, [1903]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Mary Frances Ames. This rare title is a fabulously illustrated children's book that features 24 large format full page chromolithograph illustrations. The illustratiion style is bold, bright and humorous and ever so slightly bizarre at times. The story follows the Dusty Man [who is slightly reminiscent of santa claus] who, with his magical powers, takes a little boy called Tim around the world during the night to visit some very strange places and even stranger characters. Grant Richards published some very nice children's books that often bucked the Nister sugar sweet trend of the Victorian era. 51pp. 24x31 cm. Paper covered illustrated boards with red cloth backstrip. The paper cover to the upper board is chipped around the edges and is lifting in places. Backstrip bumped. Lower board marked. Personal inscription on ffep. Very occasional minor brownspot inside.


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