1846 · London, UK
A most desirable copy with a royal association. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Harry Hanson / from / Edward R / Xmas 1902." Loosely inserted is a card bearing the Royal crest "Dieu et mon droit." King Edward VII ruled as the King of England from 1901 to 1910 and was a noted book collector, as well as a noted book gifter around the holiday season.
The Guild of Women-Binders was established by a collection of women binders and Frank Karslake in 1898 primarily as a commercial venture. It lasted until 1904 and boasted the likes of Helen Schofield, Frances Knight, Constance Karslake, Edith de Rheims, and Annie C. MacDonald among its ranks.
Very light rubbing along the edges and top 1" of the front hinge. A few small scratches on the front and rear cover. Leather turn-ins have caused discoloration on the front and rear free endpapers. Else a tight and bright copy. (Inventory #: 134222)