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Legend of St. Swithin: A Rhyme for Rainy Weather With 12 Illustrations by John Faed, Esq.

Faed, John, illustrator

Published by Hamilton, Adams & Co., J. Menzies, etc., London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, 1861
Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Comical narrative poem about the early Medieval patron saint of Winchester Cathedral, drought and draughts (of ale)! 4to. 27 by 21 cm. 21 pp, hand-colored lithographic title page plus eleven other hand-colored lithographic plates. (The book is generally not encountered with hand-coloring.) John Faed (1819-1902) was a Scottish painter very popular in his day. His artwork can now be found in the National Gallery of Scotland and other museums. Gorgeous full crushed straight-grained deep purple morocco binding, with diamond-shaped geometric design on boards, gilt spine decoration, turn-ins. All edges gilt. Light foxing or soiling on some text pages. A few discrete repairs of minor closed tears on text pages. Bookseller Inventory # 004170

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Title: Legend of St. Swithin: A Rhyme for Rainy ...

Publisher: Hamilton, Adams & Co., J. Menzies, etc., London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Full Morocco

Book Condition:Very Good

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