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HOLMES, Richard Rivington, Sir (1835-1911). Specimens of Royal Fine and Historical Bookbinding, Selected from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. London: W. Griggs, 1893.

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HOLMES, Richard Rivington, Sir (1835-1911). Specimens of Royal Fine and Historical Bookbinding, Selected from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. London: W. Griggs, 1893.

2o (368 x 272 mm). Frontispiece of the Royal Library, chromolithographed dedication leaf, title and text printed within chromolithographed borders and 152 chromolithographed plates. Original red decorated cloth. Provenance: C.E. Kenney (booklabel).

FIRST EDITION. Holmes was Librarian to Queen Victoria. Breslauer, Uses, p. 23 ("presented in regal fashion"); Schmidt-Künsemüller 1166.
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