Old London Churches by Canon Benham (Hodder and Stoughton, 1908) paintings by Arthur Garratt Signed Limited Edition in Vellum
Old London Churches
by Canon Benham
paintings by Arthur Garratt
Hodder and Stoughton, 1908
A limited edition, this being number 384 of 500 copies signed by the artist.
Hardback – full vellum binding with titles in gilt to spine and front board, shield in red and gilt to front; page-block top edge gilt; recent ribbon ties neatly installed. xxiv, 182pp plus colour plates with titled tissue guards. 11.5 x 9.25 inches approx. (289mm x 236mm).
Vellum covers a little marked and dusty, spine slightly darkened and gilt dulled; light knock to upper corner of front board. Some light signs of old pencilled prices and erasure to upper corner of front paste-down and to upper corner of first blank page; foxing to preliminaries and last few pages; occasional foxing and dustiness throughout but generally pages clean; dusty to page edges.
Overall, a particularly clean and well preserved example – quite lovely.