17 June 2003
MITFORD, Mary Russell (1787-1855). Our Village. London: Macmillan, 1893.
Large 8o (261 x 173 mm). Numerous illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Contemporary bluish green morocco, sides decorated with single gilt fillet, upper cover with green and white morocco onlays of stylised floral design, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered in two, morocco doublures with gilt fillet and dotted line border and onlaid white morocco floral corner designs, stamp-signed by THE FRENCH BINDERS, silk linings (light fading to spine and edges). Provenance: Edward Laurence Doheny (bookplate); Estelle Doheny (paper bookplate).
LIMITED "LARGE PAPER" EDITION, one of 470 copies.
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THE ESTELLE DOHENY COLLECTION FROM ST. MARY'S OF THE BARREN'S, PERRYVILLE, MISSOURI*
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