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GILBERT, W. S. (1836 - 1911)

Fifty “Bab” ballads. Much sound and little sense

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Melbourne : E. W. Cole, circa 1890. Octavo, early plan green cloth (remanants of old paper label), pp. [viii] (but paginated xii); 255, illustrated, the final leaf partly pasted down, the binding with a few splits to the text block, general wear. Printed by Dalziel Brothers, London.

Melbourne E. W. Cole imprint W. S. Gilbert’s book of comical verse, illustrated by the author (“Bab”). Cole took many English imprints and issued them under license in Melbourne with his own title page. This Melbourne imprint does not appear to be recorded in Australian libraries.

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