A Link of Empire, or 70 Years of British Shipping.
Privately Printed, 1909. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A rather extraordinary binding with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and endpapers. Slight rubbing, abrasions to the boards. 27 full page illustrations. Privately printed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in 1840.