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NICHOLS, Beverley.
A Book of Old Ballads. Selected and with an Introduction by.... Illustrated by H. M. BROCK.

pp. xxxix, (i), 279, (i). Frontispiece and 15 coloured plates, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and end-papers all by Brock. Publisher's brushed-calf gilt with spine and adjacent strips of the boards faded, uncut and partially unopened, a couple of leaves carelessly opened, author's inscription on front free end-paper - 'Ethel F. from Beverley N. with all affection Christmas 1934', WITH a typed letter signed by Nichols : 'This is a very belated letter of thanks for your charming present, and also a belated present of mine..... I do hope that when you feel like a rubber of bridge, you will get hold of me....', this letter at one time was attached by a typically pernicious paperclip to the top edge leaving a rust-mark that touches the front end-paper, succeeding blank, half-title and frontispiece, otherwise a nice copy.

Hutchinson & Co. London.

Date Published: 1934. First edition.

Stock No. 57602

Price: 125.00