(London): (Seeley and Company, Limited), (1890). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #23541 .
One volume in two. 4to. This is the Seeley Large Paper edition which has been extra-illustrated with 245 portraits and views by William Sanford Hills, Boston, 1895. One of 150 numbered copies; this is number 124.
Finely bound by P. B. Sanford of Boston in full crimson morocco. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt. The boards are tooled in gilt with intricate interwoven lines reminiscent of Grolier. Gilt inner dentelles, with the stamp of the binder; purple silk endpapers. Top edges gilt; the others untrimmed. A fine set in a magnificent binding.
The Sanford Company of Bookbinders was located on Bedford Street in Boston, and specialized, inter alia, in fine bindings of levant, morocco and calf.