Clarke, Walter - Rough Corners and Other Stories. 10 short stories: Rough Corners; An Emperor's Dog; Our Bay-window; An Odd Discussion; After Many Days; Her Welcome Home; A Penny Stamp; John and Jack; Eric's Adventure; Old England's Story. Robert Culley, not dated [1906?], inscribed1910. 140pp plus 2 plates, light brown buckram blocked in red and black with an illustration, and gold lettering, hardback. Monochrome frontispiece drawing of 4 children in typical Edwardian dress, this is a mirror image of the blocked illustration on the front board. Each story has a head- and tail-piece illustration and there is 1 plate within the book. There is a 16pp catalogue of prize and gift books at the back, which includes 3 full-page sample, monochrome, illustrations. Sunned, appears slightly 'dulled', spine; slight marks at foot of spine; slight edge-wear; Sunday school prize inscription on verso of frontispiece; endpaper browning; the odd fox spot(s); good, solid, clean copy; no wrapper.
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