London: George Routledge & Sons, n.d. [ca. 1880's].
Attractively bound in full russet brown morocco by Douglas Cockerell (with his "DC" monogram, dated 1899, on rear dentelle) in an Arts & Crafts motif, with gilt lettering and decoration to front cover and spine, and signature tri-leaf design in blind extending from spine bands. The front and rear covers feature the monogram of Louis Davis, famed illustrator, watercolorist, stained glass artist, and ìthe last of the Pre-Raphaelitesî (as per Pevsner, German-British Art Historian). One hundred and twenty illustrations by Arthur Hughes, engraved by the Dalziel brothers. One of the front endpapers bears the signature of Davis, as well. Gilt-ruled turn-ins with two flyleaves of light blue paper. All edges gilt. Measures approx. 5.5" x 7.25". Some light spotting to covers, corners slightly bumped, and some light foxing to pages, but a stunning and appropriate match of book and binder, a quintessential pairing.
Price: $3,750.00 Item #4898