The Gretna-Green Bolt-A, Or, Young Ladies' Man-Ual.

London: Rudolph Ackermann & Paris: Galignani & Co. 18, rue Vivienne, [1853].

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First edition. Printed on pink paper; color lithograph from original front wrapper laid down and mounted on front blank, repeating the color lithograph frontispiece. The binding in fine condition, foxing to frontispiece depicting depicts a stage coach, two riders, a footman, and two pairs of horses at top speed on their way to Gretna Green. In the distance is the pursuing coach. 70pp. 5-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (13.5 x 27.5 cm). crimson crushed levant morocco by Morrell, gilt-tooled spine; both covers with a gilt double fillet border and comer ornaments of hearts, cupid's bows and arrows and leafy sprays; front cover gilt-lettered; marbled paste-downs and endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, (surprisingly unsigned) housed in a custom red cloth clamshell felt lined box. Armorial bookplate of Sir William A.H. Bass, a noted racehorse owner) and red leather bookplate of Cortland Bishop. The binding in fine condition, foxing to frontispiece depicting pursuit of eloping couple.

Item #322372

Gretna-Green is a village in Scotland famous for elopements, the first village in southern Scotland following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh.