History of the Horn-Book. With three hundred illustrations.

London: Published by the Leadenhall Press, 1897. First trade edition (preceded by a special edition in two volumes, published the previous year in an edition of 1,000 copies, which contained seven reproductions of horn-books and battledores). Engraved frontispiece, forty-six full-page illustrations, plus numerous partial-page illustrations throughout. Three facsimile horn-books in a back pocket, including one of oak, one of card and one of horn. Front cover stamped in black and gilt. Lacks morocco spine label, one leaf of ads loose. A good, tight copy, with the horn-books in excellent condition. Original brown cloth, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Large, squarish quarto. xvii, 486 + [4, ads, printed on rectos only] pp. Item #7948

A printed label on the back pocket states: “The ivory horn-book is of a type which was unknown to the writer until after the appearance of the first (two volume edition, now out of print, of this ‘History.’” The standard work on the subject.

Price: $450.00

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