The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (OUP, reprint 1970) The Folio Society Special Publication Leather Binding
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Oxford University Press, Second Edition (1953) reprinted with revisions 1970
Issued by The Folio Society as a ‘Special Publication’; offered to members from 1969/70 and available for several years thereafter. Over the period some variation exists in the orange-brown coloured leather, this example being slightly red.
Hardback – full orange-brown morroco with design in blind and gilt to spine and boards, title in gilt to spine, marbled endpapers, two sewn-in ribbon pagemarkers, page-block with top edge gilt, in a custom cloth covered slipcase. pp. xx, 1003,  colophon. 9.5 x 7 inches approx. (244mm x 179mm).
Light shelf wear to edges of boards. Page edges a little grubby and marked from handling, some scratches and wear to top edge gilt; page corners a touch bumped in places, some corner creasing; pages a little dusty in places but generally clean throughout.
Overall, showing light wear from handling and being used however the binding remains in nice, clean conditon – quite lovely.
ref. [A7]: Folio 60 – A Bibliography of The Folio Society 1947-2006