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A to Z Being Twentysix Notes on a Soldier’s Trumpet

£100.00

Product description

A scarce book in need of some care. Red paper covered boards with gilt titles and black and gilt border on the front, and blind stamped border on the back. The boards and spine are holding together but the spine is very worn and the cloth on the top half is detached at the front and torn across the width of the spine exposing the card beneath. The base of the spine is worn and chipped. The edges and corners of the boards are worn and the boards themselves have some surface scuffing. Black endpapers, the first free endpaper is missing its lower corner and has some spot marks, on its reverse is a presentation inscription dated 1879. The lower right corner of the title page is torn away and missing. The binding has failed and all of the pages in the book are detached; some of the plates have short tears in the margins and a few of these tears extend to the illustrations. Plate ‘Y’ is particularly damaged with a long tear from the top edge to the centre of the page and some blue crayon scribble on the reverse. Other plates are in very good condition with no damage to the illustration at all. Placed at the rear of the book after all the plates are 11 blank sheets which would originally have been interleaved with the 26 plates. A book of 27 humorous full page colour plates depicting military personnel with witty rhymes running through them. The introductory plate is the Queen's Trumpeter with a facsimile signature of the author/Illustrator. The other 26 illustrate the letters of the alphabet. Priced to reflect its condition.

Item details

Added value:
Very scarce, delightful humorous plates
Author(s):
Scanlan, Surgeon Major F E
Condition:
Poor
Edition:
1875
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Houghton & Gunn

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About this item

A scarce book in need of some care. Red paper covered boards with gilt titles and black and gilt border on the front, and blind stamped border on the back. The boards and spine are holding together but the spine is very worn and the cloth on the top half is detached at the front and torn across the width of the spine exposing the card beneath. The base of the spine is worn and chipped. The edges and corners of the boards are worn and the boards themselves have some surface scuffing. Black endpapers, the first free endpaper is missing its lower corner and has some spot marks, on its reverse is a presentation inscription dated 1879. The lower right corner of the title page is torn away and missing. The binding has failed and all of the pages in the book are detached; some of the plates have short tears in the margins and a few of these tears extend to the illustrations. Plate ‘Y’ is particularly damaged with a long tear from the top edge to the centre of the page and some blue crayon scribble on the reverse. Other plates are in very good condition with no damage to the illustration at all. Placed at the rear of the book after all the plates are 11 blank sheets which would originally have been interleaved with the 26 plates. A book of 27 humorous full page colour plates depicting military personnel with witty rhymes running through them. The introductory plate is the Queen's Trumpeter with a facsimile signature of the author/Illustrator. The other 26 illustrate the letters of the alphabet. Priced to reflect its condition.

Added value:
Very scarce, delightful humorous plates
Author(s):
Scanlan, Surgeon Major F E
Condition:
Poor
Edition:
1875
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Houghton & Gunn

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