Picturesque Europe British Isles [4 vols]

By: Cassell Petter & Galpin

Price: £240.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


ND [1876]. 2 volumes in 4 . The British Isles volumes of the original issue. 288;288 pp. Each volumes illustrated thoughout with steel and wood engraving. Fine red cloth, gilt blocked decoration and black borders, bevelled edges, blind stamped embossed pattern. A.e.g. Foxing to some tissue guards and end-papers with otherwise internally clean, tight and crisp. A trifle bumping to corners but otherwise an un-worn set. Cassell, Peter and Galpin became Cassell, Peter and Galpin and Company in 1878 and in 1888 it became Cassell & Company Limited. The Picturesque Europe volumes were reprinted many times in cheap editions and re-issues. These four volumes have fine and sharp plates [some with a little margin foxing from the tissue guards] and date from the first issues of the books. They are un-dated but have fine and attractive bindings and have the early version of the company name. The five volume set was also issued in a large paper edition at 50 guineas in morocco and was their most expensive production at the time [The House of Cassell p101 by Nowell-Smith]

TITLE: Picturesque Europe British Isles [4 vols]

Author Name: Cassell Petter & Galpin

Categories: British Topography,

Publisher: London, Cassell, Peter and Galpin:

Binding: red cloth, gilt

Book Condition: Fine

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: G300

Keywords: British Isles,