Newcastle-on-Tyne: Mawson, Swan & Morgan, 1888.
First edition. Original buckram backed gray paper coverd baords with cover vignette in color, printed rear illustrated cover, lettering in black on spine. PRESENTATION COPY: "T. F. W. Crawhall-Wilson with Joseph Crawhall's best wishes. Septr. 17th, 1891." Laid in is ALS from Crawhall to the recipient, a relative of Joseph's, on Joseph Crawhall letterhead, Ealing, London, "Aug. 25, 1891. Dear Thos, I send two volumes asking the acceptance of Miss Levick and yourself- and wish you all the happiness which as fallen to my lot during 37 years. With all kind regards, Very sincerely Yours= Joseph Crawhall." Woodcut illustrations throughout by Joseph Crawhall. Descended down through ancestors. The Crawhall-Wilson family were the direct descendants of Isaac Crawhall (1795-1877), brother of Joseph Crawhall the Elder (1793=1853), Thomas Fothergil Crawhall-Wilson, the recipient of the book and the letter, who was Isaac's grandson, and who married Edith Levick in 1891, mentioned in the letter. Foxing present, as usual. Included a few holograph notes from estate of Crawhall-Wilson. A scarce Crawhall title and a splendid Association Copy.
Price: $1,500.00 Item #3368