By Anonymous
London   Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum
16.5" by 11.5" Unpaginated
Two fascinating volumes of the British Museum's catalogue of Medallic Illustrations, containing plates XXI-XXX and XXXI-XL.
By Anonymous

1905 Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland Plates XXI-XXX Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland Plates XXXI-XL

London   Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum
16.5" by 11.5" Unpaginated
Two fascinating volumes of the British Museum's catalogue of Medallic Illustrations, containing plates XXI-XXX and XXXI-XL.
£80.00
: 3kgs / : 653M35

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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding

Volumes III and IV only of the original nineteen volume set. Collated complete, with plates XXI-XXX to one volume, and plates XXXI-XL to the other. Each plate is accompanied by a leaf listing the medals depicted. Each volume is in the original envelope binding with a blue cloth spine and card boards, with the textblock disbound as called for. With the bookplate of Roy and Nina Merley to the front pastedown of both volumes. The Merleys owned Plaish Hall, Shropshire; a stunning Grade I Tudor house that is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The home once belonged to Judge William Leighton, who was an amateur poet and sixteenth century composer. The house, as it stands now, was built in two stages for Leighton, who was presiding over a trial of prisoners whilst the home was being completed. Roy and Nina Merley owned the house for thirty-five years and were responsible for reinstating the Tudor style gardens and renovating the house to its former glory. Their bookplate has an image of the house in the background, with a blackbird eating a worm in the foreground.

Condition

In the original envelope binding with a blue cloth spine and card boards. Externally sound, with bumping to extremities and age toning and marking to boards. Cloth to joints split and weak. Evidence of slip tipped to front boards, now removed. Library ink stamp to front boards, and library shelf number to tail of spines. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to front pastedowns. Library ink stamp and ink inscription to envelopes. Internally disbound, as called for. Pages very bright and clean throughout. Library ink and blindstamps to the occasional page. Age toning to pastedowns.

Very Good Indeed

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