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    Warwick Goble [illustrator]. Three Classic Illustrated Books, including: Giambattista Basile. Stories from the Pentamerone. Selected and Edited by E. F. Strange. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. London: Macmillan and Co., 1911. Octavo. 304 pages. Thirty-two illustrated color plates with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and decorations. All edges green. Moderate shelf wear. Rubbed spine ends and corners. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Front hinge cracked at page 1. Over-opened at page 81. Adhesive stain to the gutter at page 302. Light foxing to the endpapers. Overall, a very good copy. [and:] Rev. Lal Behari Day. Folk-Tales of Bengal. With 32 Illustrations in Colour by Warwick Goble. London: Macmillan and Co., 1912. Later illustrated edition after the first edition of 1883. Octavo. 274 pages plus two-page publisher's advertisement. Illustrated with thirty-two color plates protected by thick paper and captioned tissue guards. Publisher's red cloth with beautiful gilt titles and stamping. Scarce printed dust jacket lettered in red. All edges red. Moderate wear to the extremities. Spine ends sunned. Lightly rubbed corners. Minimal foxing to the endpapers. Dust jacket with minor paper loss at the corners, rear panel, and spine folds. A large section of the spine head is missing, taking the "FOLK TA" from "FOLK TALES." Still, an about very good copy, scarce in a dust jacket in any condition. [and:] The Fairy Book. The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew by the Author of 'John Halifax, Gentleman.' With 32 Illustrations in Colour by Warwick Goble. London: Macmillan and Co., 1913. Later illustrated edition after the first edition of 1863. Octavo. 379 pages. Illustrated with thirty-two color plates protected by captioned tissue guards. Publisher's green cloth with elaborate decorative gilt stamping and titles. Top edge gilt. Moderate wear to the extremities. Minor rubbing to the gilt on the front board. Rubbed and lightly bumped corners. Spine has tiny closed tear at the head and a small dark stain. Textblock edges mildly thumb-soiled. Previous owner's 1913 gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Binding is square and tight, and the textblock is neat and clean. All in all, a very good copy. A great collection of three superbly illustrated story books.

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