This is “Nell Gwyn”, by Peter Cunningham, and “Lives of the Duchesses of Portsmouth and Cleveland”, by Mrs. Jameson, one (305 page) volume in the Grolier Press deluxe edition of Beaux and Belles of England, this copy numbered 308 from the limited printing of 1000 sets.
The (app. 6″ x 9″) cover, ¾ red leather, marbled boards, 5 raised bands to the spine, gilt lettering and design, is very good, with light scuffs to the ends of the spine and outside corners, and with a few light stains, but no prominent stains or color loss. The marbled boards are tightly attached and unfaded.
The inside is clean throughout, with all text clearly legible, and with the six full page illustrations as new. The marbled inside cover spreads are clean and bright, but with a few surface cracks at the front inside cover gutter. There are no page tears or creases. The binding is tight, with no loose or missing pages. There are no stamps, attachments, or writings. The gilt page tops are bright and clean, as are the marbled inside cover spreads.
The accompanying photos are of this copy.
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