Antiquarian Illustrated Book, The Arab’s Ride to Cairo by E.J. White Melville

30 June 2012
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Antiquarian Book, The Arab's Ride to Cairo

Antiquarian Book, The Arab’s Ride to Cairo

The Arab’s Ride to Cairo, A Legend of the Desert written by E.J. White Melville, illustrated and illuminated by Mrs. Wolfe Murray.  Published  circa.1855-1857 by Seton & Mackenzie, Edinburgh and Houlston & Stoneman, London. The book is presented in green morocco with gilt vignette and title writing within a gilt decor border on front and rear covers. The book has 14 card leaves printed one side only with the text in red and black ink and each page has a wide decor, illuminated borders and pictorial page headers and are all pages are edged with gilt. The book measures;  220ml. H.  x  185ml. W. approx.  There is a dedication written in black ink in the front of the book and is dated, Jan. 26th 1857.  The books condition is; small scuff marks to front and rear cover corners, very slight scuffing to front and rear covers, small amount of foxing to inside pages, the condition of the text and illustrations are still very bright. Shows slight movement in the spine but is still attached well, still has all the protective sheets between the illustrated pages and bears a dedication to Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Gloucester.       (Q.) 010311      (click on picture for larger image)   Please see payment options.

Antiquarian Book, The Arab's Ride to Cairo

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