Young Bess by Margaret Irwin
1952. First Edition Thus. 280 pages. Illustrated dust jacket over brown cloth boards. Gilt lettering. Clean pages with noticeable tanning and foxing throughout. More pronounced to free endpapers and pastedowns. Pen inscriptions to front free endpaper, half title page and back free endpaper. Top textblock edge dyed red. Binding remains firm. Boards have mild edge-wear with slight rubbing to surfaces and bumping to corners. Gilt lettering is bright and clear. Visible wear marks to boards. Unclipped jacket. Panels and spine have moderate edgewear with chips, tears and creases. Moderate loss to spine and edges. Moderate tanning water and wear marks to flaps, panels and spine.