- London, UK: George Routledge, 1846.
- large 8vo
- full leather, gilt tooling on covers and spine, five raised bands
- viii, 104 pages
Price: $4,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 134222
Later edition. Beautiful full burgundy morocco, covers tooled in gilted panel design with floral motif at corners built up from small gouges and circles, by the Guild of Women-Binders, with stamp in gilt on front turn-in and label on verso of front free endpaper.
A most desirable copy with a royal association. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Harry Hanson / from / Edward R / Xmas 1902." Loosely inserted is a card bearing the Royal crest "Dieu et mon droit." King Edward VII ruled as the King of England from 1901 to 1910 and was a noted book collector, as well as a noted book gifter around the holiday season.
The Guild of Women-Binders was established by a collection of women binders and Frank Karslake in 1898 primarily as a commercial venture. It lasted until 1904 and boasted the likes of Helen Schofield, Frances Knight, Constance Karslake, Edith de Rheims, and Annie C. MacDonald among its ranks.
Very light rubbing along the edges and top 1" of the front hinge. A few small scratches on the front and rear cover. Leather turn-ins have caused discoloration on the front and rear free endpapers. Else a tight and bright copy.