This antique book by Charles Dickens is titled "The Cricket On the Hearth : A Fairy Tale of Home" and was published by Dent & Co in London and Dutton & Co. in New York 1905. This was illustrated by C.E. Brock. There are 8 colored illustrations and then many in the text in black and white. Photo #3 shows the yellow spotted rice paper that covers the frontispiece.
This old book measures app. 7"x5" with 171 pages. It is in very good condition overall with some corner, edge, spine, wear and bumping. Bottom of front corner has a few red splatters - looks like paint. The hinges are cracked - the binding is tight and all pages intact.The book is complete. There is a gift inscription in ink inside. Pages at side and bottom are cut uneven. There is age toning. The inside is clean overall and there are no offensive odors.