The Old English Baron. (Bound with) The Castle of Otranto.
London: Nimmo and Bain, 1883. Full calf, 9 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf with twin labels on a smooth back and delicate gilt ivy on a wonderful 'Spanish' calf. Fine dentelles and silk endpapers. Number 142 of just 150 copies on laid paper with proof Etchings on Japanese paper. A bookplate has been removed, there is some rubbing, a small superficial loss at the tail and the tiny nibbling of a long defunct insect on the turn in of the upper board, but is perfectly solid and complete. A rollicking pair of 18th century gothic stories in an extraordinary fine binding.
Book ID: 5181
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