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The Wide, Wide World

by Elizabeth Wetherell
Book; Online
London (Warwick House, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, E.C.) : Ward, Lock, and Co., [between 1878 and 1889] (Chilworth ; London : Unwin Brothers, The Gresham Press)
Complete edition
Home treasure library
576, [16] p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. (3 col.) ; 19 cm.
  • Ward, Lock & Co. was at this address from 1878-1890. Cf. P.A.H. Brown, London publishers and printers, c. 1800-1870.
  • Advertisements: List of titles in the "Home treasure library" on p. [2]; 66 titles from the "Lily series" on p. [4]; "A list of Ward, Lock & Co.'s illustrated gift books, standard works, and popular volumes for children" on p. [1]-[16] at end.
  • Contains a presentation inscription dated 1889 and binder's label of W. Greening, 183 Fleet Street.
  • Original pictorial green cloth, with design, series title, cover title and spine title stamped in darker green, black and gold.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Gift of Melissa White, 2006.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: PS3155 .W5 1878c: Variant edition, but added here because the volume is imperfect, with everything before p. [5] wanting. Nine plates (1 col.) are present; images are the same as in 1878b, but the captions are different. The pages of the publisher's advertisements are numbered, with only p. 3-12 present. Original maroon cloth, stamped in black and gold, with "Coloured illustrations" stamped at bottom of cover title. Gift of Melissa White, 2006.
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PS3155 .W5 1878b