Oswald Bastable and Others by E. Nesbit
E Nesbit created the character, Oswald Bastable for her children’s stories in The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and New Treasure Seekers. This first state copy of Oswald Bastable is in very reasonable condition. It is a first state with an error as page 96 is marked as page 69.
Original red cloth boards with bright gilt lettering and illustrations on the boards. There is wear on the spine ends and extremities of the boards. The end papers have some water staining , the rear being the worse of the two unfortunately going a little into some of the pages a little. The bindings are cracked on the front free page although it holds well and the book is tight. Top edges are gilt and the other page ends are uncut. Tissue guarded frontis illustration. With twenty three black and white illustrations throughout the text. Page 359 has been folded. The contents are in good condition with smattering of foxing throughout the book. 8vo. 369 pp.