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The Tragicall History Of Doctor Faustus : In The Publisher's Original Binding by  Blair (Illus.)  Christopher & Hughes-Stanton - Hardcover - First UK Edition - 1932 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244844)

The Tragicall History Of Doctor Faustus : In The Publisher's Original Binding

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The Tragicall History Of Doctor Faustus : In The Publisher's Original Binding

by Marlowe, Christopher & Hughes-Stanton, Blair (Illus.)

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by the Golden Hours Press, London in 1932. Number '15' of 250 copies issued with only 200 copies being for sale. The BOOK is in Very Good- condition. In the publisher's original marbled boards and morocco spine. The latter is lightly faded but the gilt titling remains bright. Slight fading to the board edges. Upper edge gilt and others uncut with some toning to the fore-edge . Internally, some spotting to the prelims and page edges. Some damp-staining to the lower corner which is present on the majority of pages. Penned number '15c' to the front blank end-paper but otherwise free from inscriptions. This is the original edition printed and bound for The Golden Hours Press. It did not sell well on publication and many copies were left unbound. The unbound copies were subsequently bought by Hollis & Carter, who published the remaining copies in a plainer green buckram binding, with an errata slip and revised numbering including the letter 'a' to indicate it was a later edition. A frontispiece and 3 full-page and 1 half-page wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. The book is protected in a removable Mylar archival cover. Very scarce in the publisher's original binding. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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The Tragicall History Of Doctor Faustus : In The Publisher's Original Binding
Marlowe, Christopher & Hughes-Stanton, Blair (Illus.)
Hughes-Stanton, Blair
Book condition
Used - Very Good-
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First UK Edition
The Golden Hours Press, London
Place of Publication
Date published
Faustus, Hughes-Stanton, Marlowe

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being...[more]
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
A book or pamphlet which does not have a covering binding, sometimes by original design, sometimes used to describe a book in...[more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
Marbled boards
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]