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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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Fitzpatrick (Sir Percy)


Published: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1908

Edition: fifth impression

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Scarce Fifth impression containing all four uncorrected pages that appeared in the first uncorrected impression

xvi plus 474pp. Rebacked retaining original cloth. New EPs. Tissue reinforcements and repairs done to two pages. All in all a clean, tight and well restored copy.

Pages 65, 337, 457 have the uncorrected marginal illustrations of the dung-beetle pushing the dung-ball with its front legs and page 316 depicts Snowball the horse being helped up an impossibly high river embankment. These original incorrect illustrations appeared in the first impression but were corrected on the run and appeared in subsequent impressions. It is therefor a mystery how these original incorrect sections once again landed up in this fifth impression.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 220mm x 170mm x 47mm
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
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