Hugh Thomson Illustrated 1899 Read gorgeous gilt leather book bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Peg Woffington, by Charles Reade.
1899, London, George Allens. pp. 298. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
"Signed" binding by Wood, London.
Splendid period crushed morocco leather binding. Raised bands, spine compartments ornately and richly gilt decorated. Covers beautifully ornamented with concentric ruled boxes, corner devices and large central ornate lozenges. All edges gilt, turn-ins beautifully gilt patterned, marbled endpapers, illustrations throughout.
Lovely book, leather remains supple, gilt bright. Front joint displays some hairline scuffing and slight cracking at base of joint although both covers firmly and well attached as when bound.
Any flaws are very minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 7 1/4" H X 5 1/4" W.