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Children of Fancy Poems by Ian Bernard Stoughton Holburn Antique Book, 1915 Rare Edwardian Book, See Condition notes

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Children of Fancy Poems by Ian Bernard Stoughton Holburn
Antique Book, Published and Copyright October 1915
Cover design by the author
G Arnold Shaw / Andrew Elliot Publisher
Index in back of the book states this was Printed by T. And A. Constable, Printers to His Majesty at the Edinburgh University Press
251 pages plus index of titles and first lines at the end of the book
Silver gilt details
Cloth covered boards
Deckle edged pages and thick paper

Condition notes: This book contains some owner notations from various decades. The front end papers of the book have notations dated 1945, 1960, and 1967 (also written upside down). A previous owners name is also written on the half title page. A stamped date of Jan 13 1945 is on the first text page with a notation "at 19 years" This has the appearance of a book someone loved throughout their years. Some underlining on a few pages (not excessive) Cover shows wear, corners bumped, some fading to silver gilt details, fabric cover torn along back top of spine plus a little loose on boards and other wear. Foxing to endpapers. Spine cracked inside. A bit of silver remains along the top edge of the pages. Overall good condition however for it's scarcity and a book of this age with the exception of the writing which adds a unique character and history.

Author history:
Ian Holbourn (1872-1935) was born John Bernard Stoughton Holbourn,
He was a Scottish Laird as well as a professor and lecturer for the University of Oxford in addition to being a writer.
Interestingly he was a survivor of the sinking of the Lusitania shortly after this book was published. (He also heroically saved a child from drowning during the tragedy)