Pictures and Royal Portraits of English & Scottish History, Fine Bindings, 1886

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We sold this item at auction for $861
 in January 2021.

“Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History, from the introduction of Christianity to the present time. Engraved from important works by distinguished modern painters, and from authentic state portraits”, published by Blackie & Son (London), 1886.

A handsomely produced work, presented here in the publisher’s striking deluxe binding and no doubt issued by Blackie with an eye on Queen Victoria’s forthcoming Golden Jubilee in 1887.

Two volumes, quarto. Publisher’s deluxe binding of red full morocco over bevelled boards, elaborately gilt and blind tooled spines and covers, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 69 engraved plates (complete) printed in sepia.

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