An Extra-Illustrated Edition of Creighton's Biography of Queen Elizabeth I

    [Queen Elizabeth I]. Mandell Creighton. Queen Elizabeth. London: Boussod, Valadon, 1896.

    First edition, one of 200 copies printed for Great Britain with a duplicate series of plates. Quarto. [vi], ii, [205] pages. With color frontispiece and thirty-nine original plates with descriptive tissue guards inserted throughout. Over fifty additional full-page plates (some quite rare) with plain tissue guards inserted throughout.

    Bound by Stikeman in full teal levant morocco. Covers triple-ruled in gilt, gilt cornerpieces with lion and crown motifs, spine decoratively tooled, ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled pastedowns and free endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine a bit darkened, some wear to joints with some amateurish color correction to front joint, some rubbing to covers with slight color loss, previous owner's gilt-stamped leather bookplate on front pastedown, another bookplate on front blank, hinges just starting a bit, front free endpaper chipped at edges. Overall, very good.

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