Austin Dobson The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century
London Kegan, Paul, French, Trubner & Co 1892 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book
London: Kegan, Paul, French, Trubner & Co., 1892. First Edition, first printing. Publisher's olive green cloth hardcover, with beautiful gilt title and decoration on front cover and spine, with no dust jacket. Measures 5" x 7-3/8" tall. 89 pp. All edges gilt. Fifty large illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine chipped and rubbed. Spine gilt decoration and title faded, but readable. Front cover gilt decoration bright and beautiful. Previous owner's white label removed from outer lower spine, with dry white adhesive mark present. No interior writing present. Inner binding loose in many places. Not a sound binding - but could be repaired with care. Not ex-library.