London: George Bell and Sons, 1891.
Third edition. 12mo. Exquisitely bound Arts & Crafts binding (executed ca. 1891) featuring all-over gilt designs on both covers and spine with two side panels of finely and intracately gilt blossom and strapwork designs. The side and bottom portions contain elegant vine and leaf gilt patterning, and a large rectangular panel is taken up by elegant stippled curvilinear shapes, all attached at vertices. Spine with gilt designs, as well as dentelles, fine silk-lined endsheets with elaborate patterns. A wonderful production indeed. With the armorial bookplate of Clive Behrens, son of wealthy baron. There is a contemporary ink inscription by a former owner on a preliminary page, dated 189-... AEG. Binding is near fine.
Price: $2,500.00 Item #4250