Emilia Francis Lady Dilke 1905 Spiritual Life custom leather book w/ extra materialBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Emilia Francis Strong, English Authors, Early Feminist Writings].
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The Book of the Spiritual Life, by Lady Dilke
Published 1905, London by John Murray.
With a beautiful custom bookplate of original owner Gilbert R. Redgrave of London who knew Lady Dilke as early as 1858. With Lady Dilke's (Emilia Francis Strong Dilke's bookplate tipped in as well as a mourning letter to Redgrave from the author Charles W. Dilke after the death of his wife.
Custom period "signed" 1/2 leather binding by J. Larkins. Raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations in spine compartments. Marbled covers and end papers.
Joints scuffed and flaked, small chip at head of spine. Binding remains tight and sound, covers firmly attached, the book retains a beautiful shelf appearance.
Book measures: 8 1/4" H X 6 1/8" W.