Chambers Biographical Dictionary revised edition 1974 Folio Society Leather Binding
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
edited by J. O. Thorne and T. C. Collocott
The Folio Society / W. & R. Chambers, revised edition 1974
Bought in from Chambers by The Folio Society and re-issued with their imprint on the title page; available from 1975/76 as a ‘Special Publication’ to members.
Some variation exists between copies such as shade differences in the leather and endpapers; later issues had the Chambers imprint to the title page – see here.
Hardback. Full brown morocco with gilt title and decoration; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; a sewn-in ribbon pagemarker. Housed in a custom-made slipcase in light brown cloth. pp , 1432pp. Size: 8.5 x 5.75 inches approx. (215mm x 145mm).
Foxing to preliminary and final few pages; foxed/spotted to page edges; gilt to top edge scratched and marked; shelf wear to bottom edge of page-block; ribbon pagemarker split and frayed where it folds under the lower edge of pages.
Overall, showing wear from usage and long term shelf storage otherwise remaining a reasonably nice copy – and quite lovely in its attractive binding.
ref. [366.9]: Folio 60 – A Bibliography of The Folio Society 1947-2006