With a Description of the Park, Town, and Neighbourhood
W. J. Loftie
Seeley & Co., 1887
Originally published 1886 in folio size, this copy being the smaller format ‘Jubilee Edition’ published to coincide with Queen Victoria’s fifty year reign.
Bookplate – Eton prize to Charles Richard Jelf (later Headmaster of King’s College School, Cambridge) from Edmond Warre.
A nice full leather tree calf binding with gilt decoration to spine and boards, marbled endpapers, page-block with all edges gilt, and housed in a recent custom-made quarter leather ‘solander’ style box with gilt decoration and title to spine and with felt lining. x, 297pp including b/w illustrations plus frontispiece. 8 x 5.5 inches approx. (222mm x 143mm).
Binding showing wear but with some sympathetic restoration work, most notably to the hinges. Foxing to preliminaries and last few pages but otherwise very clean throughout.
Overall, a handsome binding safely stored in an equally attractive box – lovely indeed.