Brighter French by H. T. R. [Harry Thomson Russell] (Geoffrey Bles, reprint 1928) illustrated by Eric Fraser
Brighter French – For Bright Young People Who Already Know Some
by H. T. R.
Geoffrey Bles, reprint 1928
The first in a popular series of French phrase books by H. T. R. [Harry Thomson Russell]* and originally published in 1927; the other titles being ‘The Brighter French Word-Book’ (1929) and ‘Still Brighter French’ (1932).
With six illustrations by Eric Fraser (1902-83), the frontispiece being repeated on the dustwrapper.
Hardback. Publisher’s yellow/orange cloth with title to spine and front board, in a dustwrapper with Eric Fraser illustration to front and rear panels. pp viii, 240, including b/w illustrations. Size: 7.5 x 5.25 inches approx. (189mm x 130mm).
Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and worn; small loss to spine ends and corner tips; somewhat age tanned, sunned and darkened to spine; dusty in places. Cloth to spine and rear board slightly darkened or dusty, but generally very clean and bright. Occasional foxing and some age-toning but pages generally clean throughout; spotted to edges of page-block.
Overall, showing some light wear but otherwise a nicely preserved copy – attractive.