Of Queen's Gardens.Edinburgh & London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press, [for] George Allen, 1902 Stock Code: 148476
Printed on vellumFirst edition thus, first impression, one of very few printed on vellum. This is a superb copy, with a distinguished provenance, coming from the library of New York banker, stockbroker, and author, Henry William Poor (1844-1915), who was a noted collector and patron of the arts.
"Mr. Poor is a man of refined and scholarly tastes and prominent in the social life of the city. He is an ardent student and a great lover of books and has, by careful and gradual accumulation, collected one of the finest private libraries in the city of New York" (Hall).
Quarto. Original vellum with yapp edges, spine lettered in gilt, small gilt device to front board, brown ties, untrimmed.
Printed in red and black, decorative border to each page with lily of the valley motifs.
Armorial red morocco gilt bookplate of Henry William Poor to the front pastedown. One tie missing, binding somewhat darkened, else sound, internally crisp; a near-fine copy.
Henry Hall (ed.), America's Successful Men of Affairs, pp. 512-3, The New York Tribune, 1895-96.
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