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Royal Palaces and Gardens

By Dion Clayton Calthrop

1916

A. and C. Black Ltd : London

10" by 8"

xii, 317pp [plus plates]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A first trade edition copy of this charming and copiously illustrated work on Royal Palaces and Gardens; in the publisher's beautiful decorative cloth binding, with elaborate gilt design to the front board and spine.

Exploring notable palaces and their gardens from around the world, from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Versailles. With an introductory essay by the renowned British artist Dion Clayton Calthrop. Whilst Calthrop was primarily known for his illustrations and as an author of humorous stories, he also published several books on various subjects, such as costume history and sport fishing. Collated completed, with sixty tipped in coloured plates by the renowned Irish watercolour artist and illustrator Mima Nixon.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding with elaborate gilt design to front board and spine. Externally very smart with minor shelfwear to extremities and head and tail of spine. Fading to spine and extremities of boards, as expected with this colour binding. Slight rubbing to joints and small sections of front board. Front hinge split and strained, but reasonably firm. Front free-endpaper removed, with evidence to gutter. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities but very bright and clean throughout , with only the odd light handling mark. Offsetting to half title page and title page. Small closed tear to lower extremity of page 181/182, not affecting text.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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