From the Publisher to Mrs. Hughes in Presentation Binding

Tom Brown at Oxford. By the author of "Tom Brown's School Days." In Three Volumes.

Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1861.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First English Edition without ads in Vol. I. With contemporary oval albumen portrait photograph of the author inserted as frontispiece in first volume. 3 vols. 8vo. From the Publisher to Mrs. Hughes in Presentation Binding. Presentation binding in full pebbled green morocco in the same style as the publisher's blue morocco cloth, with gilt-stamped triple rule instead of the blind on both covers; purple watered silk endpapers with gilt filet, spine titled the same as the trade edition without publisher and date at foot of spine, a.e.g. Rebacked, original spines neatly laid down, minor wear to extremities. Parrish pp. 120-121; Sadleir 1234; Wolff 3331.

Item #6372

Inscribed on the front endpaper, "To Mrs. Thomas Hughes with the kindest regards from A.M..., Nov. 20, 1861." A.M. was one of the Macmillan brothers. The date of the presentation is significant, for in the ads this title is described as "being ready in October."