1895. Fore-edge painting of Westminster, King William and St. Anselm. St. Anselm biography. Prize Binding, signed by H. Sotheran and Company


A fore-edge painting and prize binding of the Westminster school! The biography of Saint Anselm. The device of the Westminster School is displayed in gilt on the front board.

The fore-edge painting depicts King William, Saint Anselm and Westminster. The prize binding was won in 1896 by Gulielmus Rutherford.

Physical Attributes

Measures 17 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm. Fine binding, leather; signed by H. Sotheran & Co. . Five raised spines with title and author in compartments in gilt and floral decorations in other compartments. Device of school center of front board. All edges gilt (AEG). Fore-edge painting.


See pictures. Mark at top of front board. A little wear at edges. Crack in leather over top-of-spine/endband. Prize plate on paste-down. Several small pencil annotations on blank unpaginated front endpapers. Price on recto of rear endpaper.

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