Waes Hael: The Book of Toasts by Edithe Lea Chase and Chase and Capt. W. E. P. French (1907) hardcover book


Edithe Lea Chase and Capt. W. E. P. French - Waes Hael: The Book of Toasts; being, for the most part, bubbles gathered from the wine of others' wit, with here and there, an occasional humbler globule believed to be more or less original

New York: The Grafton Press, (First Edition: December, 1903) this copy is the Fifth Edition, September, 1907. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red boards with gilt decoration and lettering. 303pp., including index. No dust jacket. Poor condition. Front board is cocked. Light warping to lower edges of textblock. Black grease pencil marking to lower spine. Visible wear to corners/edges/spine (upper and lower)/inner boards/pages of text. Light chipping to corners of boards. Some staining to cover. Binding is somewhat rolled with minor separation of textblock from spine. Toning, discoloration, scratching, and smudging to textblock edge. Fragile inner hinges. Previous owner inscription to front, inner board/front endpaper. Previous bookstore pricing in pencil to upper edge of same page. Some penciled-in check marks next to various toasts throughout text. Toning to inner boards/pages of text. Fragile pages. Some light chipping and tearing to horizontal edges of pages. Some discoloration to rear board. Fraying to upper/lower spine.

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