London: Macmillan 1874. FINELY BOUND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION. Two volumes, octavo, pp.xvi, 289, pp.xi, 255. Handsomely bound in contemporary dark blue half Morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt compartments to spine, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Five steel engraved plates, eight lithographed facsimiles, and numerous intext woodcut illustrations as called for. This example having numerous extra engraved plates bound in throughout both volumes. Some occasional toning from the plates, with some occasional offsetting. Binding is sound with very slight fading to the spines, bumping and wear to the corners, some rubbing to the joints and to the top and tail of both volumes. Rear joint of volume one just starting at the top. Very good. A wonderful history of Holland House. Item #47230
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