A fine Riviere crushed morocco and vellum binding, a beautiful copy
Second edition, hardback, rebound by Riviere and son for the Army and Navy in fine crushed half-morocco with five raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, vellum covered boards with gilt titling to upper. Top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. 23.5 × 16.5cm, xi + 204pp.
This was the first book to showcase to wonderful art of Helen Allingham. Illustrated with eighty tissue-guarded colour plates and a frontispiece portrait of the artist, Marcus Huish describes her work and life (early works, her Surrey home, woods and gardens etc).
The leather is in very good condition and the gilt work is crisp. Minimal wear to the edges. The vellum has a few surface abrasions. The inner binding is secure. The text pages are foxed throughout but the book remains in very strong readable condition. Light and occasional foxing to a few tissue guards, the plates are in excellent condition. A delightful copy.