1859 Scouring of the White Horse; or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition of this work.
An entertaining children's novel, recording the traditional festivities surrounding the renovation of the White Horse
Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title page, and many in-text illustrations.
Written by Thomas Hughes.
Illustrated by Richard Doyle.
Fourteen pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Mike & Sheila Eggleton'.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light loss and lifting to the head and tail of the spine. Minor marks and discolouration to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Front hinge is strained. Rear hinge is starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean with some spots. Small tidemark to the tail of the first few pages.
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