Straight Paths and Crooked Ways by Mrs. H. B. Paull RARE FIRST EDITION

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Very rare copy. Warne's Star Series. First edition, first printing. No DJ issued. Blue cloth boards, ornately stamped with black and gilt design to front board and spine. List of Warne's books on front and back pastedowns. 345pp. Small 8vo. 

The story begins in the height of a cholera epidemic, in London, in 1849.


 Frederick Warne and Co.

Date published





 Poor: boards worn; spine faded and worn at extremities; edges dusted; boards and spine attached to each other but completely detached from the rest of the book (which is still bound together). One inch open chip to ffep (but missing piece is included, in case of repair job in the future. Front pastedown and ffep very darkened; mark where something was previously stuck, on front pastedown. Back pastedown and bfep, similar condition as front. Gift inscription on page opposite title page (dated 1889). Title page has light foxing. Internally - occasional smudges but bright and readable. This pleasing little book deserves some repair and re-binding.