The Fireside Pictorial Annual 1897 by Charles Bullock
1897. 760 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black decoration. Contains black and white illustrations. Heavy cracks to hinges and guttering with visible netting, a few loose pages, missing endpapers and text block almost detached from spine. Some tearing and water marking to page edges with inscription to from pastedown. Tanning, foxing and thumbing throughout with a few dog-eared pages. Boards have heavy rub wear and marking with splitting and sunning to spine. Surface drop marking, water damage and areas of bleaching, heavier to rear board. Crushing and scuffing to corners, edges and spine ends with forward lean and bowing to front board.