Hardback. Size 8 x 5.5 inches. Light grey cloth with maroon lettering and illustrated design to front and spine. Illustrated endpapers. In very good condition. Book complete and intact, with no owner inscriptions. Foxing throughout (varying from light to heavy: heaviest to reverse of plates plus adjoining leaves; plates themselves not affected), a few pale finger-marks and smudges, a few stains, pages 16-54 with light diagonal creasing, another leaf with creasing elsewhere, one short closed tear, three pairs of gatherings stretched, one pair of leaves clumsily opened (with ragged edges), two corner creases, uncut (protruding) corners and edges with usual bumping, soiling, creasing, nicks and wear. Two plates with finger-marks to margins, two glassine guards with nicks (one also with wear to fore-edge). Endpapers with slight foxing, a little offsetting and soiling, one or two small marks; faint trace of old pencilled price (erased). Edges of page block with foxing; top with darkening and scratching. Binding almost tight, with a little lean. Boards and spine with staining and marks as shown, usual bumping, rubbing and wear to extremities, rubbing to blue design (gilt still bright); cloth worn through slightly to lower corners, and with two tiny tears to head and foot of spine. 140pp. 4 full-page colour plates and 5 b&w full page plates. Also with chapter headings and smaller drawings within text.
Childrens BENTHAM, J. A.; Shoes. A Story For Children, Illustrated and Decorated by Hilda T. Miller, Duckworth & Co., 1920 1st edition,