London: Charles Griffin and Company, No date [c. 1890]. 35th Edition. Full leather. [FORE-EDGE PAINTING] [BINDING]. Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh, printer. D. [David] Weinstein, binder.
8vo; 682pp; red pebbled leather blind-stamped boards, gilt-stamped title to 4 raised band spine; tri-color headbands; gilt edges; double vertical fore-edge painting; gilt-stamped dentelles; marbled endpapers; ffep verso has gift inscription dated 1892; light scuffing to joints and shelf soiling of boards, a few finger smudges to front fly-leaf; small closed tear to rfep; modern slip-case quarter bound in red leather, 5 bands with gilt-stamping, marbled boards, gilt-stamped “D. Weinstein”; very good plus in fine slipcase. Very good + / near fine. Item #1230
Alphabetized subjects with quotations from famous authors and philosophers. Double vertical fore-edge painting of a woman holding an infant aloft, watching a ship under full sail leave or arrive to port. The second painting is a sailor purchasing a red flower from a girl with a sailing ship in the background.