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London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.
First edition. Thick quarto. Bound in full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf with elaborate gilt leaf pattern and border motif on both covers and spine, patterned gold textured endpapers. LARGE PAPER COPY, LIMITED TO 50 COPIES ONLY (copy #11) WITH PROOFS ON JAPAN VELLUM. The scarce Large Paper issue with twelve superb etching on special paper by Heywood sumner and 63 illustrations by Walter Crane (engraved by W. J. Linton). Folding map on p. 276 in fine condition. A classic treatise on the area of pasture land southeast of London, with history, topography and description, all supported by wonderful illustration by Sumner and Crane. Heavy circular marks in the both covers, spine faded, internally some browntoning on the thick handmade acidic paper as nearly always found, else near fine internally. Extremely scarce Large Paper Copy.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #2921