1879 Mustard and Cress: Their Surprising Adventures and the Downfall of Burdock
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
A delightful, late nineteenth-century children's tale about two little elves, Mustard and Cress, a prickly old elf named Burdock, and a beautiful fairy princess.
The first edition of this work.
In the publisher's original pictorial paper boards.
Illustrated with twenty-four plates in colour by C.O. Murray.
Collated and complete.
In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding with pictorial paper boards. Externally, cloth is split to the front joint, and front board, front free-endpaper, and frontispiece may detach with further handling. Shelf wear to the boards, fading to the paper binding, and bumping to the extremities. Some loss to the binding on the rear board. Internally, amateur tape repairs to the front hinge. Front hinge has nearly failed, and front board, front free-endpaper, frontispiece, and title page may detach with further handling. Light spots and handling marks to the pages.
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