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The Book of Shops. Verses by E. V. Lucas. Illustrated by F. D. Bedford. London, Grant Richards, n.d. [1899]. Oblong 8vo. Cloth and boards. 650,00 EUR
Very good copy, edges of boards slightly rubbed, one plate with short tear in bottom edge. Influential precursor of modern children`s books, with color plates of all manner of commercial activity. Both illustrations and verses highlight the transition from rural to urban life in late nineteenth century England. The illustrations include the reactions of the onlookers -- mostly children -- to the contents of the shop windows. Rare in first edition.
Exhibitor: Alexanderplatz Books Phone: 001 212 4736723 mjjanal@aol.com
The title is up for the start of the antiquarian book fair.

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