1923 The Roadmender
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Written as a series of meditations on the road to heaven with the author adopting the persona of the roadmender. This text was written by the English Christian writer Margaret Barber under the pseudonym 'Michael Fairless' and was incredibly popular, reprinted thirty one times in ten years. Collated, complete with eight coloured plates by the prolific English landscape painter Edward Wilkins Waite.
In a full crushed morocco binding with black stamped design and gilt decoration to spine. Externally slightly bumped and rubbed to head and tail of spine,with very small loss to head of spine. Slightly faded to spine and upper extremity of front board. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Prior owner's ink inscription to front free-endpaper and rear pastedown, dated '1925'. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with the odd very light scattered spotting to fore edge of the very occasional page. Very light scattered spotting and age toning to endpapers.
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