A Book of Old Ballads Selected and with an introduction by Beverley Nichols Illustrated by H.M. Brock Publisher: Hutchinson and Co Ltd, 1934, first edition. Bound in light brown cloth with titles and decorations in gilt on the spine and top board. top edges red, other edges uncut. Illustrated endpapers by Brock, with line drawings within the text and 16 colour plates in mediaeval style, all by H.M. Brock. The ballads in this book are mainly old, reprinted from old sources, but also include…
Biblical Atlas and Scripture Gazetteer With Geographical Descriptions and Copious Bible References. The Maps By Henry Courtier, F.R.G.S. Publisher: The Religious Tract Society, undated but c. 1890. Bound in the publisher's brown cloth with titles in gilt and decorations in black on the top board. Very good condition, a couple of light marks to the cloth, a little light bumping to the spine. There are two bookplates on the front endpapers, one is black leather with details in gilt of the 1...
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