London: George Allen, 1895.
First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. An unsigned binding in the style of the Doves Bindery. Bound in full brown morocco in Doves Bindery style, flat spine sewn on five cords, heavily stamped in gilt floral designs on all covers in an all-over motif, distinctive Arts & Crafts lettering as part of design. With green and citron onlays to upper portion of front covers, title, author, volume number and date on upper covers. A.E.G. Edges and margins of spine somewhat faded. Superb engravings throughout. Morocco book label of Julius Wangenheim (1866-1942), a San Diego banker, civic leader and bibliophile who became interested, during the last twenty years of his life, in developing a collection that would show the history of the book. In 1911 Wangenheim became involved in the planning of the Panama-California Exposition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #4927