The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book
The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book
The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book
The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book
The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book

The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book

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1930s illustrated children's book with board covers and original matching dustjacket - FREE UK P&P
£74.50

Product description

The Agnes Richardson Book (Birn Brothers, c.1935-40) - vintage hardback children's book
 
This scarce vintage children's picture story book, with illustrated colour board covers and original matching dustwrapper (showing a girl in police costume in front of a cluster of Belisha beacons, which appeared on UK streets from 1935 onwards), includes stories, verses etc. by various authors, including "The Magic Sugar Stick" by Raine Inglis and "Merry Legs" by Meril Alney, together with numerous illustrations by Agnes Richardson (1885-1951), an English artist known for her poster and postcard designs depicting children in sweetly humorous poses.
 
Whilst the volume shows numerous assorted signs of age (see condition description below), it remains complete (apart from some loss to the dustjacket) and fully legible throughout - and as such would make a lovely addition to a collection of vintage children's literature.
 
Author: Various authors
 
Illustrator: Agnes Richardson
 
Title: The Agnes Richardson Book (Stop! You'll Enjoy This)
 
Classification / subject: Fiction; picture story books; children / young people
 
Date / era: undated (c.1935-40)
 
Imprint / publisher / brand: Birn Brothers, Ltd., London
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
ISBN: N/A
 
Binding: Hardcover (illustrated colour board covers)
 
Dustjacket: Yes
 
Number of pages: 125 approx. (plus four colour plates)
 
Dimensions (approx.): 20.7 x 25.6 x 3.4cm (8.15 x 10.1 x 1.35in)
 
Condition: Dustjacket very much discoloured and marked with considerable wear including much tearing, creasing, bumping and some paper loss, and lacking a front flap; board covers discoloured and marked with some age wear (mainly to edges and corners, but also including a small puncture and one or two small indentations to upper spine); pages (thick paper) considerably browned and tanned with some marks, together with edge wear including nicks and indentations, whilst first page bears original gift inscription in ink in the space provided for the owner's name; colour plates considerably marked and discoloured, two of them having small creases to corners (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 835g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £74.50 GBP - including FREE Special Delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Brand Birn Brothers
Code 5/116
Condition Used