1914 Futurist Fifteen and Old Moore of Less Accurate Forecast of Certain Events in the Year 1915
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The first edition of this scarce work.
A comical calendar for the year 1915, by Barry Pain, in which he lays out a series of predictions for the year to come, though there does not appear to be any reference to the ongoing war.
Illustrated with twelve plates, by Alfred Leete.
Pain was an English journalist and humorist who contributed to 'Cornhill Magazine', 'Punch', and 'The Windsor Magazine'.
Twelve pages of adverts to rear.
In the original publisher's paper wraps. Externally, the wraps are edge worn, particularly to the tail of the front wrap and head of the rear wraps, where the edge wear has resulted in chips. Wraps are a little sunned and rubbed, a little heavier to the spine. A few small marks to the wraps. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Prior owner's ink inscription to the half-title.
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