STUNNING CHIVERS VELLUCENT VELLUM IN PRISTINE CONDITION
IRVING, Washington ~ The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall.
London: Dent, 1906
Full decorated vellum, 8 inches tall. A superb example of a vellucent binding by CEDRIC CHIVERS of Bath. The vellum is decorated with gilt and original watercolour designs with mother of pearl onlays. Dentelles and gilt top edge. This example is in near mint condition having been protected by its original ingenious 'sprung' slip case. The charming Christmas tale by Washington Irving is embellished with 24 colour illustrations by C.E. Brock.