Lot 24: Queen Victoria Books Bound for the Palace
27th September 2017
Rare pairing of books luxuriously bound for the palace by Zaehnsdorf: Celebration of Her Majesty's Jubilee, 1887, 12.5 x 8, 187 pages. [London]: [Harrison and Sons, printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1887]; and Celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, 1897. [London]: [Harrison and Sons, printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1897]. Both are bound in matching full red crushed morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, upper cover with the title above, three gilt rules, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The programs of the respective Jubilee celebrations, attractively bound in special fine red bindings published for palace use. These documents contain an astonishing wealth of detail about the events, state, public and family, held on a scale never before known. In overall fine condition.
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