London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1862. 1st Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. Item #008022
Thick 8vo., (viii)957pp. Gorgeous First Edition bound in green pebble-grain morocco. 5 raised bands and 6 compartments, all with gilt borders. Titles stamped in gold in C2, gilt decorations in all others. Gilt borders and the armorial crest on the front board of the Luxmoore family with their motto, "Securis Fecit Securum", ("My Axe Saved Me"). (www.leshaigh.co.uk ; ). Marbled page edges and endpapers. Square, tight and very clean pages throughout and little or no wear. perhaps the tiniest of rubs to crown and tips but truly minor. Tiny closed tear on first blank end-paper. Contemporary annotations in beautiful script on first several prelims including a couple of preface pages. Certainly in the hand of a member of the Luxmore family with a notation of the name on the title page. Remarkably well-preserved particularly with a book of this size, A simply gorgeous collectable copy and uncommon as such.