Extra-Illustrated and in Gorgeous Full Morocco by the Guild of Women Binders[Kit-Cat Club]. Memoirs of the Celebrated Persons Comprising the Kit-Cat Club. London: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Company, 1821. Large thick quarto. Custom full brown crushed morocco by the Guild of Women Binders. Illustrated with forty-eight full-page engravings of members of the club. Extra-illustrated by the insertion of fifty-six portraits, forty-seven views, and two autograph documents. Spine has five raised bands with title simply lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing to the edges and tips. All edges gilt with some light thumb nail scratches. Engraved bookplate to front pastedown. Near fine.
More Information: Illustrated with 48 full-page engravings of members of the club. This copy has been lavishly EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of 56 portraits, 47 views (some in color) and two autograph documents, all mounted and inlaid to size. Portraits include a fine large 1719 engraving of Shakespeare as well as period engravings of Queen Anne, George I, George II, Charles II and many others. Views include six color views by Ackerman of Westminster Abbey, a color view of St. Paul's Cathedral and many more, generally dating from 1710 to 1830. Autograph documents include a short unsigned note from the Duke of Wellington.
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