COSTELLO, Louisa Stuart.
Title The Rose Garden of Persia. (FINE BINDING)
Publisher Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. London. 1845
Seller ID 53165
First edition. xvi, 193pp. 12 wonderfully coloured and illuminated pages plus every single page of text decoratively bordered with many different designs in red. Bound in full red morocco decorated in gilt with appropriate floral designs, outer edges of board decorated in gilt also. Professionally and almost invisibly rebacked with original spine laid down. All edges gilt and blue patterned endpapers with gilt star motif retained. Sl. rubbing to extremities of leather binding otherwise a fine copy of a scarce and sumptiously produced and bound volume.
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