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London: John Camden Hotten. No date (1872). Beautiful 2 volume set three-quarter bound with leather and marble-paper sides to match marbled endpapers. Spine gilt lettering and motifs framed by blind-tooled bands. Gilt top edges. Hand-colored frontis and one other colored plate in each volume. Numerous engravings. Binding and text block very tight and clean, though some light browning to edges and title pages under tissue paper. Minor rubs to spine ends and board edges; notably on lower corners of Volume 1. Owner bookplates on each front pastedown 'Owen Shoemaker,' who was the co-owner of the historic bookbinder supplies company J. L. Shoemaker & Co. of Philadelphia, established 1880-1954. Volume 1 describes Hyde Park; volume 2, St. James and the Green Parks. A very handsome set! Size: 5.25 X 8"
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- Jack Blodgett (US)
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- The London Parks, 2 Vol. Set
- Jacob Larwood
- Three quarter bound
- Book condition
- Used - Very Good
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- No Jacket
- Quantity available
- John Camden Hotten
- Place of Publication
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- text block
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