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Bernard Quaritch Ltd

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Large 8vo, pp. 257, [3]; spotting to flyleaves, offset onto first and final leaves, very occasional slight spotting elsewhere, otherwise a very good, broad-margined presentation copy in contemporary tan morocco richly gilt by Riviere (upper pastedown signed in gilt), each board blocked in gilt with the letter ‘A’ beneath a principal coronet, spine gilt in compartments and lettered directly in gilt, all edges gilt; some light scuffing; inscribed by the translator to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (‘To His Royal Highness / the Prince Arthur / with the respectful duty / of His Royal Highness’s / Obedient Humble Servant / Girolamo Volpe / June 1868’), with his armorial bookplate to upper pastedown.