The Portrait of a Lady
Franklin Library/Oxford University Press, 1984
A volume in “The Oxford Library of the World’s Greatest Books” in a full leather decorative binding and housed in a custom-made slipcase.
Hardback – full leather, gilt decoration to boards and spine, all edges gilt, ribbon bookmark sewn in.
566pp including b/w illustrations. 9 x 6.25 inches approx.
Upper raised band on spine a little rubbed at proudest point; ribbon page marker has marked the pages (no doubt a common occurrence with Franklin’s use of vivid coloured ribbons); gilded edges to page-block a little marked and rubbed in places.
Nonetheless, light wear commensurate with age and handling otherwise a lovely, presentable copy indeed.