c1894 – TALES TO DELIGHT FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT – RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS No. 1109
I have had this book put away for years, and have never found another copy for sale or sold. The only reference I have found confirming all details is on the TuckDB Ephemera website. This is an UNCOMMON Tuck book, measuring about 7 1/2 by 10 inches.
Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris and New York – Publishers to Her Majesty The Queen. (Black and White Drawings & Letterpress Printed in England). 79 pages. No date printed in book, however, on the half-title page there is a Christmas 1894 gift inscription.
Overall good, some smudges on the interior, and wear to the cream colored pictorial boards. Red cloth spine binding. Nine color plates (as catalogued in the Tuck database and printed in Germany) are present and delightful. A number of black and white drawings in text.
Stories told by: E. Nesbit, Anthony Guest, Helen Marion Burnside, and others. Illustrations by Maud Goodman, Herbert Horwitz, Jessie Watkins, etc. etc.
following are some sample pages, and three of the nine color plates.
and the back cover
As to pricing – remember there are nine chromoliths – color plates.
PRICE – $125