New York: John C. Riker, 1853. 304pp. plus chromolithograph presentation page and list of illustrations, added engraved titlepage, and seven plates. Publisher's black lacquer binding with mother-of-pearl inlays, skillfully rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, a.e.g. White silk endpapers, stamped in gilt. Two corners chipped, part of central inlay chipped. Chromolithograph leaves chipped at extremities. Minor offsetting and foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM41633
A lovely gift book in a spectacular lacquer-and-inlays binding. The seven plates complement the text, which includes a story by Agnes Strickland. FAXON, LITERARY ANNUALS AND GIFT BOOKS, p.39. THOMPSON, ANNUALS, p.132.