Scarce Haggard title. Collated complete. Large paper copy, limited edition no. 54/100. Green card boards with black lettering to spine. Boards are slightly grubby with some mild foxing. Rear board has some small losses to green covering where the card has torn. Corners bumped and worn. Wear to board edges. Spine is age darkened with bumping to ends. The page edges have been hand cut and hence are rather ragged. Top edges gilt. Some foxing to endpages. Previous owner's mark. Textblock is just starting to give. B/w frontispiece with tissue protection intact. Textblock has one or two grubby marks but is generally clean. 491 pp. 36 plates. 2 maps. Inscribed by Leon Little to Mrs Taylor. It was given to Thomas Erich Winch, by Anne Taylor, who was a daughter of the lady in the dedication. The Taylors lived in Margery Hall which is just outside Reigate. Mr Taylor was a photographer whom Queen Victoria sometimes used. The artist, Leon Little, was a friend of the Taylor family and the pictures in the book are allegedly scenes on their estate of Margery Hall which he did these whilst staying there as a house guest. Rider Haggard was also allegedly a friend of/ known to the Taylors. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 2093g. (YBP Ref: 025789:15)
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Author RIDER HAGGARD, H
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co, London
Illustrator LITTLE, G Leon