London.: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
Reprint; Published Date: 1906
B/w illustrations within the text
160 x 120 mm (6 x 5 inches) - 240pp.
Green/gilt hardback leather cover.
VG: in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slight darkening to spine. Partial browning to eps. Light page edge browning. Sporadic light foxing. Aeg.
Binding by Bumpus of Oxford Street.
Bumpus of Oxford St., a London department store that sold books, was known for classically designed, well-executed, and generally undervalued bindings produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer reports that Bumpus bindings came from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780, and grew to offer a variety of goods. The Bumpus name was still spoken with honor amongst London binderies well into the 20th century - though Bumpus never bound a single book itself, farming out the work to top binderies, Riviere & Son, Sangorski & Sutcliffe, etc.
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