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Russell, W. H. ,


London, G. Routledge & Co., 1858. First edition thus. 8vo. (6), 629pp. Engraved

frontispiece of the author. Illustrated with maps and plans, including six folding maps in

the text and four separate maps in a separate portfolio.

Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with a red lettering label, marbled paper boards and end

papers. The portfolio is modern, leather spine, morocco lettering label, gilt, and marbled

paper sides. The text binding exhibits wear and a light cracking to the hinges, though they

are firm; wear to edges and spine, but still in very good condition., The text block is fine.

The separate maps are near fine showing only minor signs of age but no tears or defects


This is essentially the first edition of Russell's masterwork, though the title page is

confusingly marked 'revised'. Russell earlier (1856) published his Crimean War despatches.

Now he has edited, amended and augmented them for this title.

The four separate maps are usually found in a pocket in the rear of the main text. In this

case, however, the contemporary binder made no provision for

the pocket and left them loose. We have provided a portfolio

made to style to protect them and keep them together.



One of50


Slocum, Robert


Easthampton, MA, Rumor Press, 1995. Limited edition Microminiature. 1/2 by 5/6 inch. Unpaginated. Printed from

engraving plates on handmade Twinrocker paper. Purple leather, 2 raised bands, a cross tooled onto the upper board in gilt.

Bound by Kim O'Donnell.

One of 50 copies of which this is number 2. Housed in a cloth covered clamshell case

with a special niche to fit the book. The case

is 2½ by 3 inches.

The text is an Arthurian essay, written as

though King Arthur were offering counsel to

one choosing to quest.

A fine copy in a fine case, and with two

copies of the publisher's prospectus laid in.