Leech 14 hand color plates Surtees Ask Mama c.1858 lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Color plate books of the nineteenth century- John Leech, Illustrator.
Beautiful period leather, raised bands gilt ruled, large sporting gilt devices to spine compartments, marbled end papers and edges.
A complete, clean, tight, sound and well preserved example.
Ask Mamma; or the Richest Commoner in England. (by R.T. Surtees).
London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. (c.1858-60). pp. 142.
Fourteen steel engraved prints (including the vignette half-title) with original hand color, heightened with gum arabic.
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Book measures: 8 7/8" H X 6 1/4" W.