TITLE: A Song of the English
AUTHOR: Rudyard Kipling
PUBLISHER: Hodder and Stoughton
YEAR: n.d., circa 1909
EDITION: Deluxe edition
NO.OF PAGES: xvi + 114 pages,  leaves. 30 colour plates illustrated by Robinson (including frontispiece), mounted on leaves with colour border decorations. Descriptive tissue guards, each with a miniature line illustration. Pictorial title and 59 black and white line illustrations in the text (half-page or smaller). Title printed in red and black.
BINDING: Original vellum over boards with front cover pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and spine pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and green. Top edge gilt, others uncut.
Height: 32 cm
Width: 26.5 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm
SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPY BY THE ARTIST W HEATH ROBINSON
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