by Anstey, F. (pseudonym of Thomas Anstey Guthrie)
London and New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1898.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-4] 5-281 , t.e.g., fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, fifteen inserted plates with illustrations by Bernard Partridge, original pictorial brick red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First illustrated edition. Anstey's most successful book, the story of the statue of a Greek goddess that comes to life. Filmed several times, the first in 1921 as a silent picture, again in 1948 as "One Touch of Venus." Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 9. Reginald 00364. Turner 4e. Neat name in ink at upper corner of the front free endpaper. Lower corner tips bumped, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#156183) (Inventory #: 156183)
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