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    One of Only Twelve Copies Printed on Vellum with the Extra Suite of Plates

    [William Russell Flint, illustrator]. Charles Kingsley. The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children. London: Philip Lee Warner, 1912. First edition. Printed by the Riccardi Press. One of only twelve copies printed on vellum, this being Vellum Copy Two. Quarto. xvii, [1, blank], [118] pages. With twelve mounted color plates and captioned tissue guards inserted at rear. Publisher's full limp vellum, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, with orignal green silk ties (all four ties present), top edge gilt. Some toning and mild soiling to binding, a few leaves with light spotting near the upper margin (possibly done when the gilt was applied to the upper margin), some creasing to ties. A near fine copy. Housed in custom half morocco pull off box. Included is the extra suite of twelve plates on vellum mounts and captioned tissue guards, laid into the original cloth chemise. Some dampstaining to chemise, one plate has foxing on the verso of the mount, else fine. An exceedingly rare example of one of Flint's best works.

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