Item #240643 Wild Wales : the People, Language and Scenery. George Borrow.

Wild Wales : the People, Language and Scenery

J.M. Dent, April 1913. Reprint. Cloth. Used - Very Good / No Jacket. Item #240643

12mo. 5th printing. Army green cloth covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Mildly faded at margins with top & bottom of spine worn & slightly darkened. One of the most striking end page illustrations are these (Style #1) Everyman's Library designs. They are described on the everymanslibrarycollecting webpage on Endpapers: 'The figure of Good Deeds and the pledge of her sister Knowledge to Everyman in the medieval play was designed by Reginald L. Knowles and used from 1906-34...' This 2-page design is shown on front & back end pages, and they are heavily tanned, especially on the 'free' end page, front & back. Dark green textblock topstain, is more dark due to aging. And fore-edge & bottom edge are almost as dark from age-darkening alone, so it is difficult to tell how the original top edge color might have appeared. The recto page opposite last page with printed text, with name & address of printer 'Richard Clay & Sons, Limited' is starting to split at gutter, though it remains mostly sound.

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Price: $25.00

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