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The Giant's Robe by  Thomas Anstey]  F. [Guthrie - First Edition - 1884 - from Temple Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Giant's Robe

by Anstey, F. [Guthrie, Thomas Anstey]

Condition: Very Good


London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1884. viii, 439pp, [1], rebound in later half-morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in five panels, flower device to first and fifth panels, title to second, author to fourth, with repeated flower head pattern to larger third panel, date to foot, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, internally lightly browned with occasional light foxing to margins and fore-edge of text block, but generally clean. Previous owner's book plate to front pastedown. Turner 2; Sadleir 46; Woolf 158. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.
  • Bookseller: Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001232
  • Title: The Giant's Robe
  • Author: Anstey, F. [Guthrie, Thomas Anstey]
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1884
  • Keywords: Noisbn, Anstey, Fantasy
  • Size: 8vo


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