3 December 2010
KALTHOEBER, Christian, Binder. [GOSTLING, George]. Extracts from the Treaties between Great-Britain and other Kingdoms and States of such Articles as Relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War. London: n.p., 1792.
4o (291 x 229 mm). Engraved frontispiece with gilt border and gilt anchors at corners, engraved head-piece, engraved tail-piece (some light browning and spotting). Contemporary red goatskin covers with wide gilt drawer-handle borders enclosing small flower tools, floral corner ornaments, inner panel with anchors at the corners, large central anchor ornament, spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in one compartment, a repeated gilt panel with anchor ornament in the rest, board edges gilt, turn-ins with gilt Greek roll border, pale green watered silk linings with gilt borders and floral corner tools, edges gilt concealing a CONTEMPORARY FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF THE "MONMOUTH" ENGAGED IN BATTLE WITH THE "FOUDROYANT" AIDED BY THE "SWIFTSURE" AND THE "HAMPTON COURT" (joints worn, some light rubbing, upper endpaper detached); modern cloth slipcase.
Kalthoeber bound a number of copies of this work in similar bindings. His orange ticket is on the endleaf, oxidized as usual.
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