The Book of Romance

By: Lang, Andrew

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


384pp. 1st Edition. Original blue decorative cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt with a medieval motif, all edges gilt. Pictorial endpapers with dragon damsel motif. Illustrated by H.J. Ford (8 color plates, 35 b+w plates & 8 in text). Binding also designed by H.J. Ford with his monogram in the bottom right corner. Includes stories written by Lang's wife about the Arthurian legends and Robin Hood, among others. There are flaws to this copy, as it is ex-library (historical society). There is a shelf label ghost to the spine where the label was carefully removed by this bookseller. Ink stamp on the first blank prelim. Library pocket to the verso of the back endpaper. The back endpaper has been partially colored in the letters "G" and "N" in "Good Night". One of the black and white plates has also been partially colored by a youthful hand with colored pencil (which we have attempted to erase, making it less obtrusive). Faint contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Some staining to the back board. Corners bumped and gently rubbed. In spite of these many flaws, this is still a bright copy and--if you will--a more affordable copy than a perfect copy (which would be in the $300-$500 range).

Title: The Book of Romance

Author Name: Lang, Andrew

Illustrator: H.J. Ford

Categories: Illustrated Books, Decorative Bindings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1902

Binding: Original Decorative Binding

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Ex-Library

Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 020794

Keywords: Decorative Bindings, Medieval Tales, Arthurian Legend, Robin Hood,