The Mansions of England in The Olden Time.
London: Sotheran, 1874. Full Morocco, 15.5 inches tall. A spectacular tall full crushed morocco by Hammond with gilt raised bands, splendid gilt centre tools, dentelles and all edges. The boards are remarkably finely gilt tooled and framed within a wide extra gilt red calf onlay. I have had an example of this extraordinary binding before but not in this exceptionally fine condition. The volume is decorated with 104 tinted lithographs evoking a romantic period in England's history.