A Record of the Black Prince.
A Record of the Black Prince.
Henry Noel Humphreys

A Record of the Black Prince.

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One of the most celebrated Gothic bindings of the 19th century.

'The first of the so-called 'papier mache' bindings, contrived to look like carved ebony. the result was splendidly gothic and impressive." (Ruari Mclean). The binding was designed by the author and was based on the tomb of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral. This was one of the most successful gift books of the period and is a rare survival in this condition. A Gothicly dark binding!

First edition, original Gothic revival black moulded and pierced boards, in papier-mâché, simulating carved wood, with 6 chromolithograph plates, text in red and black. A near-fine example.

Published by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849.