London: Seeley and Co., 1891.
No. 85 of 160 large paper copies. Folio (15"). Illustrations from drawings by Edward Hull: 15 copper plates, 31 vignettes. Bound in full vellum, the covers with overall paintings by John T. Beer (ca. 826-1903) depicting an urn, roses with trailing vines, birds, etc. Beer has signed in a circle around the date, 1902. "John T. Beer, Rock Ferry". The upper cover also retains the original gilt titles and large central coat of arms. Some light soiling and minor foxing. A small library stamp on the limitation page and on the verson of the title page. Item #21501
Quite a nice example of Beer's book cover painting.
Weber. The Fore-Edge Paintings of John T. Beer. Page 130, no. 195.