New York: The American Historical Society, 1926.
First edition. Large 4to. Exquisitely bound as issued in full rich dark blue morocco with elaborate inlaid red, light blue and still lighter blue morocco patterning, bold gilt block heraldic design on center with multiple gilt bordered lines and stippling on both covers (rear cover with different herald design), exquisite full-size red morocco doublures with gorgeous gilt-stamped floral design front and back , silk mauve endsheets. A magnificent book with hand-colored (and initials and vignettes inside), full-page tissue-guarded copper plates as well as heralds and coats of arms in many colors including bold blocked silver highlight. Printed on Japan Vellum. Fair to say a thoroughly lavish production without ever running the risk of being overly garrish or intrusive. An absolutely fine copy.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #2517