Quaint Old Rhymes Illustrated by Frank Adams 1912 Black & Son London hardcover

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This is a good hardcover, 1912 Black & Sons London. No publication date stated but researched as 1912 and there is a gift inscription neatly written in script inside front cover as follows: "With Love and Best Wishes Xmas 1914 From Cousin Edie". This copy is clean inside and in good condition. The pages are remarkably clean and free of markings, the full color illustrations are bright and lively. The binding is tight and straight. the hardcover boards are showing wear, mostly at edges and corners but overall considered good. Note back of cover has light soiling as seen in photo but not severe. Frank Adams illustrated endpapers front and back. Illustrated color pastedown front cover showing only a hint of wear. Larger size, imperial octavo or 8.25" x 11"

PLEASE READ full description as there are unopened or "uncut" pages as often found in antique books. Uncut pages are pages printed on both sides and left "uncut" or not trimmed at binding. Often found in antique books, this is a description of double-printed sides left untrimmed and remaining folded and uncut. THIS edition is not a print error or "uncut" error in binding. The full color pages are INTENDED to be "unopened" and attached at top as there is no print or illustrations inside the "unopened" pages. This was most likely a shortcut to printing as the pages were folded for binding with the blank sides facing and not trimmed or "opened" as there was no need since opposite side is blank. This edition is a neat example of this shortcut in binding and leaves nothing lacking in the book while giving the edition a true antique advantage.

This is a wonderful rare book full of rhymes such as There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Little Polly Binders, There Was A Crooked Man , John Cook Had a Little Gray Mare and more. The lively illustrations are fun, antique in design and give life to the poems. Printed in London, this is a rare collectible.

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