Lot 90: (Fine Bindings) Author: Backhouse, Edward. Title: Early Church History to the Death of Constantine. Place Published: London. Publisher: Hamilton, Adams & Co. Date Published: 1885. Description: xxviii, 587, (1) pp. Illustrated with mounted photographs, color plates, etc. (8vo) 23x14.5 cm (9x53/4") finely bound in full brown morocco, elaborately paneled in blind with portrait devices of apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John at the corners, spine decorated in blind, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Second Edition. Posthumously published, this copy inscribed by the compiler's widow to her nephew: "Edward Backhouse Mounsey from his affectionate Aunt, Katherine Backhouse, 1885". Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf with their stamp on front free endpaper. Condition: Restoration to front joint, light wear; very good.
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