1902 Children's Hardcover Book, The Book of Adventure, Young Folks Library Vol VIII, Adventure, Fiction, Short Stories, Literature, Illustrated
A wonderful children's hardcover book called The Book of Adventure. This book is Vol. VIII of the series of a 20 volume set --- Young Folks Library. It is a well-illustrated collection of stories, history, adventure, myths and legends and more for children. Illustrated with color plates and dozens of black and white engravings throughout the text. The book has a light khaki cloth lettered in gilt with multi-color illustrations on front cover and spine, top edge gilt, decorative endpapers.
8 1/4 inches in length
6 inches in width
No Dust Cover
Published by Hall and Locke Company -- 1902
This book is in Very Good condition. The binding is in perfect condition. There are no marks on any of the pages. The front cover does have red stains in the upper right-hand corner and lower left-hand edge. The pages are yellowed from age and it does have minor shelf wear.
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