The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book
The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book
The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book
The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book
The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book

The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book

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"A Prosey-Versey-Medley for Young People of All Ages" - a delightful miscellany - FREE UK P&P
£32.75

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The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps - Shirley Hibberd (1887) - Victorian hardback book
 
[James] Shirley Hibberd, "The Golden Gate, and Silver Steps: with Bits of Tinsel Round About. A Prosey-Versey-Medley for Young People of All Ages. Second Edition" (London, E. W. Allen, 1887). Hardcover (olive green cloth boards with bevelled edges, black printed / embossed ornamentation and decorative gilt titles, gilt page edges), 352pp plus title, contents and introductory pages, measuring approximately 13 x 18.7 x 2.9cm (5.1 x 7.35 x 1.15in). Although Hibberd is best remembered as a gardening writer, this particular book is a delightful miscellany in which moral teaching and genteel humour are combined in a characteristically Victorian fashion, comprising such items as "The Clock that was Always Wrong", "Selling the Moon", "Shakespeare in a New Light" and "The Frog that Wanted to Fall out of Bed".
 
No dustjacket; the cover is discoloured and marked with age wear including scratching and scuffing to the surface and wear and bumping to the edges and corners; the front endpaper bears the name of a previous owner in pencil; the pages are discoloured with tanning to edges, some foxing and other marks together with age wear including bumping and scratching to edges and corners, the odd slight edge tear, various creases and general reading wear; there is some weakness to the binding in places, four of the introductory pages being held only loosely in place.
 
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Brand E. W. Allen
Code 5/232
Condition Used