FIRST EDITIONS IN FINE FULL CALF BY TOUT
GILBERT, W. S. ~ The “Bab” Ballads (together with) More “Bab” Ballads.
London: Routledge, 1869 & (1872)
2 volumes, 7.5 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings by Tout with triple labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Original cloth covers bound in. Slight rubbing to the joints and a stain on the top of the second title page, otherwise perfectly clean. Profusely illustrated throughout. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas produced with the composer Arthur Sullivan.