The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home.

DICKENS, Charles. Thomson, Hugh (illustrator)

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Place Published: England
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Date Published: 1933

Description: With 7 color illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 71 pages. Thin 4to, yellow cloth with GCP logo on cover; uncut edges, top edge blue. England: The Golden Cockerel Press for members of The Limited Editions Club, 1933. Cover cloth in small area is slightly bubbled and backstrip evenly faded, otherwise a near fine copy, lacking the slipcase.

Comments: One of 1500 numbered copies. Designed by Robert Gibbings and printed at The Golden Cockerel Press, with posthumous water color illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

Edition: Limited
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 222177


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