New York and London: Duffield and Chatto & Windus, 1908. Maurice Randall. 1st Edition. Large octavo, xvi + 334pp. Detailed descriptions of England's seaports and harbors along the south coast, with 30 fine watercolor plates by Maurice Randall. Slight foxing, a 2" paper break in the middle of the front hinge, else near fine in brown cloth stamped gilt, with the top edge gilt as well. This copy bears the signature of Mary Walter Cooper, of the family that founded Cooper Union in New York. This is a fine example of the sort of travel/description books published not only by Chatto & Windus, but by A & C Black and others at the time. Considering the technicolor hues of many of the bindings of the period, this one is particularly restrained and elegant in using only the slightly angled grain of the binding cloth, which looks like fine linen, and a restrained amount of gilt for titling and illustration. Near fine.
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