Binding, Fine- Hampstead Bindery. Mayhew, Henry
The Greatest Plague of Life; or, The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant.London: T.C. Savill for David Bogue, 1847.
First edition. Sumptuously bound by The Hampstead Bindery circa 1900 (signed in ink pallet front endleaf). Bound in full red goatskin with attractive Nouveau-style flowering stem and leaf and heart pattern extending from center to outward corners, on both covers. Six compartment spine ornately tooled in five panels with floral and decorative motif. Outside edges gilt ruled and dentelles with gilt rolls. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Original cloth front cover and spine bound-in at rear. Engraved frontispiece and 11 hand-colored plates, vignette on title-page, all by George Cruikshank. Founded by Frank Karslake in 1898, The Hampstead Bindery also employed Afred De Sauty, Haorld Karslake and other noteworthy bookbinders. Frank Karslake went on to found the Guild of Women Binders. A fine copy of a very attractive binding by the Hampstead Bindery.
Price: $1,850.00 Item #1865