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Two Volumes: Hardback, tall, approx 12 x 9 inches. Brown pebbled cloth with bevel-edged boards, extensive black and gilt paneled decorations to boards and spines. Dark green endpapers. All page edges gilt. In very good conditions. Stunning decorative bindings, covers bright and clean, some slight minor rubbing to corners. 2pp summary page to front. Inscription to top of prelims “Tho. C. Lord.” Some minor small foxing spots to prelims, two minor dark smudges to decorative title in vol.1. A couple of minor handling marks to pages, with a few minor occaisional foxing spots to pages, plate of Henry VIII with some mild foxing to plate and tissue guard. Else very clean and tight copies. In stunning decorative bindings. 2 vols.; 184 & 171pp. 69 steel-engraved plates with tissue-guards, which are “produced in a new and attractive style, which imparts to them the appearance of highly-finished drawings in sepia.” (43 are of Historical Design, 20 portraits, and 6 Relics). Presenting fine engravings of significant historical events.
Title: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English & Scottish History. Engraved from important works of distinguished Modern Painters, and from authentic State Portraits. With descriptive historical sketches. In Two Volumes.
Categories: Illustrated Books,
Publisher: London, Blackie & Son, 1878 1st.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 84261
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