52 Classic Heroes children’s illustrated book is for sale. This story book’s Title Page reads: “Fifty-Two Stories of Classic Heroes With Contributions by Hope Moncrieff, Mrs Guy E. Lloyd, M. Motyn Bird, H.P. Maskell, and the Editor. Edited by Francs Storr. With Illustrations by Frank C. Pape” This book is not dated but has an inscription to the Half Title Page that is dated 1918 and was published by Hutchinson & Co. in London. 52 Stories of Classic Heroes measures 5½ x 8 inches (approximately).
The original blue buckram bevelled binding has a great gilt illustration and lettering to the front board and to the spine. The binding is in Very Good condition with corner knocks and knocks to the top and bottom of the spine.
There are 400 numbered pages, all edges gilt, with black endpapers to the front and back of the book and numerous one-page black and white illustrations throughout the book by Frank C. Pape. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with the inscription to the Half Title Page, with browning and small loss to the original tissue guard between the frontispiece and Title Page.