Details about MARGARET TEMPEST CURLY COBBLER & THE FAIRY SHOE VTG 40s Miniature Book 1st EdnSee original listing
“Please see description and photos. Wear to corners. Back endpaper is missing. Cracking to binding ”... Read more
27 Aug, 2014 00:04:15 BST
Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
|Seller notes:||“Please see description and photos. Wear to corners. Back endpaper is missing. Cracking to binding along title page. Marks/scuffs/discolouration to cover. Front cover slightly splayed at bottom corner.”|
Short Stories/ Essays
SCARCE Vintage Children's Book
CURLY COBBLER & THE FAIRY SHOE
Written and Illustrated by Margaret Tempest
Published by Collins, London
Published in 1948. Believed to be a First Edition (please see photos)
Small format book - approx. 4" x 4 1/2" (approx. 10cm x 11.5cm)
Hardback - no dust jacket - pictorial covers
Charmingly illustrated in colour
Coloured illustration on cover
In reasonably good condition overall but with several flaws. The back endpaper is missing. The binding has also cracked along the title page. Corners are bumped and worn - especially the corners on the front cover. Marks/scuffs/discolouration to cover. Front cover slightly splayed at bottom corner. Spine is faded/discoloured. However, the internal pages are, for the most part, good with no major flaws - some creasing and age discolouration but no stains, tears or annotations
A SCARCE VOLUME
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