Title: STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ILLUSTRATED ...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto.
Publication Date: 1911
Book Condition: Very Good
 unnumbered pages. 24 coloured plates by Edmund Dulac accompanied by guardsheets, with descriptive letterpress. Marbled endpapers (slightly faded). Top edges gilt. Engraved Stonyhurst College prize bookplate on front paste-down endpaper to Martin Maycock, dated 1915. Sporadic and very light foxing. 16 x 21 cm. Original tan morocco. Spine with gilt lettering and gilt embossed parrot on its perch (very slightly rubbed at head & tail). Lower cover with gilt circular vignette of the school building above gilt Stonyhurst motto in gothic script. Upper cover with gilt lettering and central embossed image of the Queen of the Ebony Isles (edges and corners extremely mildly rubbed). Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, one of Britains leading Catholic boarding schools was originally founded by the Jesuits in Saint-Omer, France, in 1593, & in the Ribble Valley since 1794; it is strongly influenced by the Ignatian ideals of education. Provenance:-Martin George Maycock, BSc(Eng), 1900-69, was educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, & started work as a boy of 15 devoting his entire career and most of his life to the LNER (later to become British Rail's Eastern Region). Maycock was appointed Chief Civil Engineer, Scottish Region, British Railways, in 1954. He then became Principal of British Railways School of Transport at Derby- 1960-64. He was unmarried and had no surviving relations. Seller Inventory # 5087