[R. Austin Freeman and Dr. John James Pitcairn]. Clifford ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description[R. Austin Freeman and Dr. John James Pitcairn]. Clifford Ashdown. The Adventures of Romney Pringle. London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1902. First edition. Octavo (7.625 x 5 inches; 194 x 125 mm.). 198,  pages. Frontispiece and three additional plates on coated paper by Fred Pegram. Publisher's full red cloth; spine and front lettered in gilt; front with decorative stamping in white. All edges trimmed. Housed in custom black cloth chemise in black cloth slipcase with dark red leather spine labels, stamped in gilt. Minor shelf wear at extremities of binding; backstrip faintly darkened; spine ends pushed; general mild to moderate rubbing, soiling and drip staining to cloth; some loss to white stamping at front board; corners slightly bumped with boards starting to peek through cloth. Normal age toning and light scuffing to edges of text block. A bit of foxing to endpapers; both hinges largely split but still sound; previous owner signature at front free endpaper; with purple stamp of "J. W. T. Morrison & Co. TRING" at front free endpaper, half-title, frontispiece and title-page; inscription on half-title: "Written by my friend, J. J. Pitcairn, M. R. C. S. whilst corp surgeon H. M. Prison Holloway." Normal yellowing throughout interior with occasional scattered spot-soiling, mostly marginal, throughout. Very good. A very scarce title, with only one previous record in Rare Book Hub in this red binding. Originally appeared in Cassell's Magazine in 1902. Queen's Quorum 30.
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