London: Chapman and Hall, 1875. Full morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. An exceptionally pretty full lilac crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt lettering and gilt floral tooling in the Art Nouveau manner to the panels and upper board. Gilt dentelles and top edge. There is a blind stamped : 'WITH THE PUBLISHERS COMPLIMENTS' on the title page. With the tiny gilt stamp of Hatchards and the bookplate of Sir William Eden. Violet Fane is the pen name of Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie 'a well-known figure in London society, Fane's coterie included famous literary personas such as Robert Browning, Algernon Swinburne, A. W. Kinglake, Alfred Austin, James McNeil Whistler, Lillie Langtry, and Oscar Wilde, who praised the oracular bent of Fane's opinions on 'the relation of art to nature' by saying that she ‘live[d] between Parnassus and Piccadilly’' (Wikipedia). A scarce and interesting work in a beautiful binding.