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London, Strahan & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, 1875.. FIRST EDITION 1875, 8vo, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering, small gilt anchor device 'Anchora Spei', plus 2 decorative black bands to upper cover, blind bands to lower cover, spine gilt lettered and banded, same anchor device at tail, brown endpapers, pages: (4), 222. Book leaning just slightly, head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, 2 tiny nicks to cloth at tail of spine, another to top of lower hinge, pale stain to lower corner of upper cover with faint brown tide-mark, small water stain to lower cover next to spine, 1 or 2 other minor marks, endpapers slightly faded at edges, a pencil line on each, inner paper hinges partly cracked, binding firm, inscribed by the publishers to a Mrs Hamilton on the half-title, a little pale ink on bottom edges, just showing very slightly on the lower margin edge of a few pages, otherwise contents clean. A good plus copy of the scarce first edition in book form. Despite the title this is a fairy story for children first serialised in Good Things December 5th 1874 to July 3rd under the title A Double Story. It was reprinted several times with various titles, including in London in 1895 as The Lost Princess. Shaberman, George MacDonald, page 55, No. 54. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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- Roger Middleton (GB)
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- THE WISE WOMAN. A Parable.
- MACDONALD, George.:
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- Place of Publication
- London, Strahan & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, 1875.
- FAIRY STORY TALE CHILDREN'S THE LOST PRINCESS
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