Windsor Castle by W. J. Loftie (Seeley & Co., 1887) Jubilee Edition Leather Binding in Box

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Windsor Castle | W. J. Loftie | Seeley & Co., 1887 | Jubilee Edition | Leather Binding in Box

 

Windsor Castle

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).

Windsor Castle | W. J. Loftie | Seeley & Co., 1887 | Jubilee Edition | Leather Binding in BoxWindsor Castle | W. J. Loftie | Seeley & Co., 1887 | Jubilee Edition | Leather Binding in Box

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.

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