London: John Van Voorst, 1834.
Mullready, William. [i-vii] viii-xvi  2-306  pp. advertisements, 328 pp. With 32 engraved illustrations by William Mulready. 1 vols. 8vo. Beautiful Binding by an Unrecorded Binder. In full maroon morocco gilt, boards tooled in gilt, with leafy devices and onlaid flowers, semé at corners, a wide border bearing triple lines of hearts, rules and circles, central fillet border surrounding a plain field. Spine gilt, titled within wavy borders, four panels semé and onlaid with flowers surrounded by hearts, t.e.g., turn-ins gilt, repeating the border patterns with onlaid flowers at corners. Bound by Arthur E. Colley (stamped along foot of front turn in). Faintest traces of rubbing. Fine Item #248170
A superb turn of the century binding by Arthur E. Colley, a highly talented binder whose name does not appear in any of the literature on bookbinding.
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