London: William Pickering [Printed by C. Whittingham], 1843. Half calf. Very good. Sm. folio. 2 volumes. Unpaginated. With added color title page; letterpress title printed in black & red. With 94 hand colored plates, with descriptive text and numerous initials and text illustrations printed in color. Tissue guards with each plate. A very attractive set in contemporary half polished calf and marbled boards. A.e.g. Marbled endpapers with two 19th century bookplates of Sir Thomas Tobin and Robert Day. Spines show light rubbing. Both volumes housed in a red cloth slipcase. One of the high spots of Victorian color printing, and Henry Shaw's most ambitious work. See McLean's VICTORIAN BOOK DESIGN AND COLOUR PRINTING p. 66. Keynes. PICKERING p. 89. Kelly. PICKERING p. 35. (Inventory #: 9604)
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