Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 237. Octavo (22cm. ); original blue paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label; 219pp.; photographic frontispiece, tissue guard. Lower third of upper joint cracked but holding, rubbing to extremities with boards slightly exposed, uneven darkening; textblock fine. About Very Good. Signed by the author on limitation page.
Good. Book A study of the animals in Greek mythology. With a frontispiece. Limited to five hundred copies, of which this is number 485, and signed by the author. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and a few marks. Some wear to the extremities also. Internally fimly bound. Pages are bright, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD.
VG+ in VG jacket. Housed in a dustwrapper that is tape repaired on verso, but shows well in the dustwrapper protector. The first British edition of this work by the noted British author. Especially scarce in the dustwrapper.
Top edge is a bit soiled, else a fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket. The fragile blue printed dust jacket is moderately browned on spine, fore-edge fold (at front flap) has started to separate, with few nicked tears, else quite crisp and bright. DOUGLAS, Norman. BIRDS AND BEASTS OF THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY. [Woolf A25a]. Octavo, blue paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, 219 pages, illustrated (with a frontispiece).
A very fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket. The gray printed jacket has moderate browning on spine, with light wear at crown, few soil marks and closed tear on front panel, else quite bright. DOUGLAS, Norman. BIRDS AND BEASTS OF THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY. [Woolf A25b--one of "only a few copies bound in coarse fawn cloth. Copies issued later are bound in Prussian-blue cloth...". Of the 1425 sets of sheets, 326 bound copies and 425 sets of sheets were remaindered to Simpkin Marshall Ltd. in 1932; in June, 1932 these sheets and copies were bought by Chatto & Windus, and rebound in gray cloth. In July 1941 John Grant Ltd. bought the remaining stock of 678 unbound sheets and copies from Chatto & Windus]. Octavo, coarse fawn cloth, maroon leather spine label stamped in gilt, pp. viii, 215, publisher's maroon top edge stain. First issue binding--one of only a few copies, according to Woolf.
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