Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley
Charles Scribner’s & Sons Classics Collection
Featuring N.C. Wyeth Illustrations
Deluxe Numbered Limited Edition, 92 of 150
Near FINE Condition
Charles Scribner’s & Sons has been responsible for publishing some of the finest works ever written. In the 1980’s, they reissued a group of their classic titles in a deluxe numbered limited edition with a very small limitation. These books have become highly collectible. “Westward Ho!” by Charles Kingsley was issued with a limitation of 150 copies this being number 92. This is a facsimile of the 1920 edition. The book features 14 beautiful illustrations by N.C. Wyeth as well as double page illustrations to the front and rear endpapers. The production value of the edition is fantastic and includes the following:
· Cloth Cover with Illustrated Pastedown on Cover and Endpapers
· Gilt Lettering on the Spine
· Matching Cloth Slipcase
· Glassine Dust Jacket
· Sewn in Satin Place Marker
· Gold Gilting on Top Page Edges
The book and slip case are in Near FINE condition. The book has a small bump to the bottom of the spine and the glassine dust jacket has minimal wear and some toning to the spine which is common to this series. The slipcase has some fading. Overall, this is a very nice copy of a beautifully produced limited edition of one of the literary classics.
Photographs of the front cover and the slipcase, the limitation page, and photographs contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.