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    [Winifred Arthur]. Walter Besant. Group of Three Books in Fazakerley Bindings with Fore-Edge Paintings by Winifred Arthur. London: Chatto & Windus, 1895-1899. Walter Besant. Westminster. London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. Fore-edge painting by Winifred Arthur depicting Westminster Abbey, with the artist's monogram to the lower right corner, 1898. Octavo. 312 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece by Francis S. Walker and text illustrations. Fazakerly of Liverpool binding; contemporary full levant chocolate morocco stamped in gilt, spine decorated in gilt with 5 raised bands and solid single gilt roll to edges. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear. Gilt decorated turn-ins with binder's stamp to front, "Fazakerley Liverpool," marbled endpapers, endpapers unevenly toned, bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean and tight, all edges gilt; minor wear to gilt on edges. Autographed note signed pasted to rear free endpaper recto from Joseph David Hughes (of Sherratt & Hughes Booksellers & Publishers) detailing his order for this fore-edge painting from Winifred Smith in 1898, on the letterhead of his firm. Housed in maroon cloth clamshell case lined in maroon felt and marbled paper, with manuscript paper spine label; some staining, corners bumped. Near fine with bright, well-preserved fore-edge painting.

    [Together with]: South London. London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. Fore-edge painting by Winifred Arthur depicting Lambeth Palace, with the artist's monogram to the lower left corner, circa late 19th century. Octavo. 332 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece by Francis S. Walker and text illustrations. Fazakerley of Liverpool binding; contemporary full levant burgundy morocco decoratively ruled in gilt, spine decorated in gilt and solid double gilt roll to edges. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear, joint starting. Gilt decorated turn-ins with binder's stamp to front, "Fazakerley Liverpool," marbled endpapers, endpapers unevenly toned, hinges starting. Internally clean and tight, all edges gilt; minor wear to gilt on edges. Very good or better with bright, well-preserved fore-edge painting.

    [With]: Another copy. London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. Fore-edge painting by Winifred Arthur depicting "Bear Garden and Hope Theatre in 1616", after illustration on page 221 and with the artist's monogram to the lower left corner, circa late 19th century. Octavo. 332 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece by Francis S. Walker and text illustrations. Fazakerley of Liverpool binding; contemporary full levant burgundy morocco stamped in gilt, spine decorated in gilt with 5 raised bands and solid single gilt roll to edges. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear. Gilt decorated turn-ins with binder's stamp to front, "Fazakerley Liverpool," marbled endpapers, endpapers with some offsetting, front hinge just starting. Internally clean and tight, all edges gilt; minor wear to gilt on edges. Near fine with bright, well-preserved fore-edge painting.

    Weber, Annotated Dictionary, pages 43-45. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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