Macmillan & Co, 1893, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
First American Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. No date, but Preface dated 1893. Brown blind stamped illustrated cloth over boards, gilt stamped on spine, deckle edges, top edge gilt in good condition, decorated end papers, color frontispiece with tissue, title page in red and black printing, "illustrated with numerous engravings and photographic reproductions of ancient bindings in color (8 with tissues) and monotints", xvi, 277 pages, , Index, short Memoir of John Hannett. Corners and spine ends bumped with wear, front hinge cracked and pulling away from binding a bit, front free end paper has 6 inch tear running along gutter, pages toned, general wear along edges of boards and along spine. From the Preface: "[This book] is based upon a useful and now scarce little book entitled 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Form of the Books of the Ancients', by John Hannett. At Mr. Hannett's request I undertook to revise, rearrange, and rewrite his treatise, so that this history is practically a new one." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010191.