London: [Printed in Paris by …douard Nelumbo for] George Routledge & Sons, 1894.
pp. [vii], 123, 24mo. Magnificently bound by G.T. Bagguley of Newcastle-under-Lyme (signed lower dentelle) in highly stylized gilt Art Nouveau design work on both covers, full green crushed morocco, gilt spine with single long stem and blossom, titling. Illustrations by Mittis [Guillaumeís Nelumbos series.] Paris printing with engraved frontispiece, and further engraved illustrations throughout, many full-page, tiny spot to fore-margin of fly-title, Some trivial rubbing to extremities and the backstrip slightly sunned, t.e.g., others untrimmed with a few faint spots, marbled endpapers, near fine. Bagguley was a Staffordshire bookseller and binder active from the end of the nineteenth- century through to the middle of the next. This is an attractive binding, quite understated in comparison to the more elaborate work he sometimes produced. It was hitherto kept in the family, by descent.
Price: $1,850.00 Item #5131