Selected Bab Ballads written and illustrated by W. S. Gilbert, with an Introduction by Hesketh Pearson and a Note on Gilbert as Illustrator by Philip James / Christmas 1955.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, for Sir Allen Lane, 1955. Hardcover. 120p., appended plates, sketch illustrations throughout on pink calendared paperstock. Cased into openweave black cloth boards gilt, with turquoise cover panel gilt. A pretty book. Spine is sunned to grey, with an irregular line of fade to back cover, else a very presentable copy. Lane owned the originals.

Cat.No: 182743

Price: $17.00