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Lot 2: [ Books ]
Children's & Illustrated Books, Antique Toys & Games. Comics
June 21, 2012
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom
Description: Belson (Mary). The Rambles of a Butterfly, 1st ed., printed by and for W. Darton, 1819, eng. frontis. and two eng. plts., generally toned, some leaves starting, G2 sl. frayed at fore-edge, contemp. ms. inscription on front pastedown, lacking front free endpaper, orig. roan-backed marbled boards, rubbed and some wear, 12mo in 6s, together with The Live Doll; or Ellen's New-Year's Gift, 1st ed., pub. William Darton, , eng. frontis., addn. title, and nine eng. plts. (incl. vign. on final leaf below text), 4pp. pubs. ads. at rear, A3 and A4 with lower blank gutter corners torn away, stitching largely broken and text block becoming loose in orig. green cloth gilt, damp-spotted, 12mo in 6s, plus Elliott (Mary), Tales of Truth, 1st ed., William Darton, c.1836, hand-col. eng. frontis., and four eng. plts., 6pp. pubs. ads. at rear, some light spotting, contemp. pencil inscription at head of title-page, endpapers renewed, orig. blindstamped morocco, faded spine with gilt lettered label, extrems. rubbed and sl. worn in places, sm. 8vo, plus thirty-eight other antiquarian children's books similar, some defective, some odd vols., the majority from the library of Lawrence Darton. Sold with all faults, not subject to return. (41)