Jacket and Matching Bookmark
Plus Five Interior Illustrations by
with page decorations by
Reprint (1906 by Dodd Mead) Given as a gift in 1910.The
reprint is very like the first edition. It has the same color
illustrations by Harrison Fisher, even the
same page decorations by Theodore Hapgood, although
they are green, rather than black (as in the first edition.) The
boards are a lighter green than the first—actually a little
better looking I think because you are able to see the
decorative gateway design more clearly.
The book is in VERY GOOD to VERY
GOOD+ condition. Very clean bright boards.
Virtually no edge wear except for possibly very, very light
rubbing to extreme tips of spine and board corners. One bumped
corner. Others are sharp. Text pages also are predominantly
clean. A little light foxing on the paper attached to front and
rear boards and light discoloration on some pages facing
illustrations. (See photos.) Small darkish splash on the lower
outside corner of the rear endpaper, but only three of the final
text pages are lightly affected with a few minute
soiling/splashes. (See photos.)
Neat ownership inscription in ink on first
end paper. No other writing. I see a slight crack at the title
page, but the binding feels very tight and secure. Hinges
feel. A tight and square binding. The tissue which covers the
frontispiece has a crease.
A beautifully preserved copy of this story.
A NEW FACSIMILE copy
of the Harrison Fisher jacket, which sold with this edition,
made from a scan of an original in very good condition, printed
on one sheet of acid-free paper by an archival inkjet printer
(80 yr. inks), and preserved in archival plastic.
A feud, a romance, a haunted house, a thunderstorm—all
play a part in a story of love and adventure.
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