[Leighton, John] Old England: A Pictorial Museum
London: James Sangster and Co., 1864.
First edition. Two Volumes (392, 404pp) Folios (27 x 36 cm, 4 cm thick). Original textured red-brown cloth with heavily ornate gilt seal motif and lettering, blind-stamped intricate designs, both covers and spines by JOHN LEIGHTON, beveled boards, marbled endpapers. 40 wood-engraved woodcuts engraved by Leighton Brothers, woodcuts throughout text, some in whole page, vignettes, etc. An impressive compendium of the history of London expressed through the artist's eye. Hinges reinforced with blue tape, corners bumped and chipped, wear to covers, soiling, but a well-preserved and tight copy, very clean internally.
Price: $650.00 Item #767