Monday, September 12, 2011


Grant, Henry, MARIQUITA (London: Emily Faithfull, Printer & Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863). First edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark crimson morocco w/gilt title & reeds-&-waterlilies design by John Leighton (signed w/his initials) to fr. cover, gilt design repeated to rear cover, gilt title, ruling & design to spine, decorative gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., cream ep.s, silk ribbon marker, 302 [xii] pp. + tissue-guarded frontis leaf w/mounted sepia photograph by John Beattie of a portrait, & Errata slip facing p.274. One of 123 deluxe morocco copies printed for the Royal Family & subscribers (another 224 cloth-bound copies were distributed) at the publisher's Victoria Press. With note signed by the publisher tipped in to fr. ep. Binding Very Good (extremities & spine moderately rubbed & darkened); contents Near-Fine (darkened spot to bottom of final 2 leaves). See W.E. Fredeman, "Emily Faithfull" (in The Library, June 1974), p.163 (#53). (Inv. #665) C$300

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