>> STRONG PROTECTIVE PACKAGING USED. >> DESPATCH WITHIN 24 HOURS. Inscribed & Signed by the Author. Cloth bound hardback book, no dust jacket, octavo size approx.
Published by Saunders and Otley, London, 1857. 180 + 8pp publisher's ads. CONDITION DESCRIPTION: GOOD minus - original blind stamped orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, rubbed & soiled, discolouration to cloth at spine & edges, some stains, bumps & wear at corners with board tips exposed, cloth pinched & worn at spine tips with minor loss & splits, front endpaper with partial split at gutter [approx 75mm ending at lower edge], hinge remain strong, inscription from the author signed "Alastor" on the front pastedown, minor stain to lower edge of front endpapers, a little light foxing, pages quite bright & clean, page ends toned. A very scarce book, I have not been able to identify the author of these poems who has published under the pseudonym of "alas or" and even signed the presentation inscription [to "my dear Loughborough"] on the front pastedown thus. Dedicated to the memory of Lord Byron.
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Being a bibliophile myself I completely understand what a precious item a book is, and I understand therefore how to handle a book carefully and treat it with the reverence it deserves. Not resident in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. From UK buyers only I will also accept Personal Cheques and Postal Orders. If paying by either of these methods your package will take a little longer to reach you as it will be despatched only when funds clear. I aim to make my listings as clear as possible, with comprehensive condition descriptions and clear photographs.If anything in my condition ratings I will tend to down rate a book rather than run the risk of being misleading. The customer will remain responsible for the cost of returning the item. Definitions of the Condition of a Book. FINE (F): Approaches the above, but not crisp. NOTE: From here on, there may be'+' and'-' in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for'+', and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for'-'.
NEAR FINE: A book or dustjacket approaching FINE but with a couple of very minor defects or faults. VERY GOOD: A used book showing some small signs of wear on either binding or dustjacket. Any defects/faults must be noted. GOOD: The average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted.FAIR: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. All defects/faults must be noted. POOR / READING COPY: A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.
EX-LIBRARY: Will always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book. BOOK CLUB: Will always be noted as such no matter what the condition of the book.
BINDING COPY: A book in which the pages or leaves are perfect but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or non-existent. Always, if issued with one, the lack of a dustjacket or slipcase will be noted. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
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