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    With Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by Hugh Thomson

    [Hugh Thomson, illustrator]. Robert Buchanan. The Piper of Hamelin. A Fantastic Opera in Two Acts. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1893.

    First edition. Twelvemo. 64 pages. Illustrated with an additional title and twelve full-page black and white captioned plates by Hugh Thomson.

    Beautiful chestnut brown leather morocco binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles and a center gilt design of two mice jigging around a pipe on the front board. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-ruled compartments and titles, blind rule extensions of the raised bands terminating on covers in a finial of three leaves, and triple gilt fillet turn-ins. All edges gilt. Housed in a custom felt-lined morocco clamshell box by Zaehnsdorf, with gilt spine titles and five raised bands. Binding tender at the half-title. Two circular leather bookplates affixed to the front pastedown. Internal contents bright and clean. Overall, a near fine copy of a beautifully illustrated book.


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