Cassell, Petter, And Galpin: London, nd (1860s-1880s?). Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-7601
Seventy-six plates with tissue guards (including frontis) by Dore, 15 x 11", contemporary blind-tooled calf, raised bands, contemporary paneled calf, "Dante's Inferno" in gilt on one of the panels, inside dentelles gilt, aeg, cream moire endpapers, 183pp. Covers worn, rubbed, scuffed/scraped, extremities worn/shelfworn, corners and spine tips bumped/worn, spine has a 1" vertical tear from bottom, outer hinges splitting, inner hinges and textblock cracked (textblock tight), staining (mainly to both sets of endpapers and a few pp before/after, light wrinkling, approximately 1" vertical tear near gutter on title page, edge tears else very good condition. Plate 23 is between plates 26 and 27, some of the tissue guards were bound in backwards or upside down and a few have tears. Beautiful, graphic illustrations. SCARCE edition.