A handsome prize binding, with a gilt armorial on the front board of the green morocco binding, given to H.H. Kelley in 1905 by the Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. The Life and Times of Girolamo Sovonarola. It is copyrighted 1888, but it seems to me it may be some sort of facsimile of that edition, but at the latest it was printed before 1905.
Physical Attributes -
Measures approx. 19 x 13 x 3.5 cm.. Green morocco prize-binding. Front board with armorial of school in gilt. Spine with five raised bands; five compartments richly decorated in gilt, one with the subject and author in gilt on red morocco. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins rolled in blind with leafy vine roll. Illustrated. 792 pages.
See pictures. Handsome book, but with a little wear. Spine is sunned. Light chipping to top of spine. Light rubbing to boards and joints, but mostly a nice binding. Prize ticket on pastedown. I see no signs of use within. A clean book.
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