Pickering, Edgar. The Adventures of David Oliphant
London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. Hardback 8vo; first edition. Pp [i-iv], v-vi, 1-335, 7 pp of publisher’s advertisements following main text. Brown cloth with three-color and gilt illustration to front board; gilt titling and three-color illustration to spine; black and white frontispiece and six additional black and white plates by Lancelot Speed; no dust jacket. Condition: Very good. Minor rubbing to color and gilt on front board and spine; bumping to head and tail of spine; slight rubbing to extremities; spine cocked; bookseller label to rear pastedown; small damp stain to lower page edges; a bit of paste action to endpapers; occasional foxing; cracks appearing between pp 72-72 and pp 216-217, but text block is otherwise intact and tight. $75Clean, solid copy of an adventure tale for young readers of yesteryear: a plucky boy hero goes from a humdrum existence in England to experience thrilling danger on a treasure hunt to South America.
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