Delightful Walter Crane illustrations (1889)

The Book of Wedding Days. Dedicated by special permission to HRH the Princess of Wales. Quotations for every day in the year compiled and arranged by KEJ Reid, May Ross and Mabel Bamfield. With devices & decorations on each page by Walter Crane

Published: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1889 (1st edition)

Date: 1889

Inscribed on fly leaf: To Lady Mary Cecil, Wishing her every happiness, April 21st 1917. Lady Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil (1895 – 1988) was the daughter of James Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury. She married Edward Cavendish, Lord Hartington on 21 April 1917. In 1938 Lord Hartington succeeded his father as 10th Duke of Devonshire and Mary became Duchess of Devonshire. She was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to 1967.

Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England (there is a Sotheby's 'Attic Sale, 5-7 October 2010' label attached inside front cover)

Pages are clean and are fastened to the binding with linen strips. Some finger marks on the back board. Dimensions: 24 x 30 cms


Bevelled red cloth binding, with lavish silver decoration.


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