[Brock, Charles E.], Washington Irving
Title THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL
Binding Straight grained calf
Book Condition Very good +
Edition First Thus
Publisher London J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. N. D. 
Illustrator Brock, Charles E.
Seller ID 82
C8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. xvi, 267. Bound by Riviere & Son for Leary’s Bookstore in scarlet straight grain morocco bordered with double gilt fillets bound in each corner by a single circle motif. Spine has five raised bands. Bands and four compartments decorated in gilt pointillé, with the two remaining compartments having black morocco labels with titles, and gilt striping to edges. Fantasy marble endpapers in shades of scarlet with elaborate gilt dentelles; a.e.g. Color Frontis. (with tissue guard),color illustrated title page, 14 full page illustrations in color and chapter headings in b/w by C. E. Brock. Printed by the Temple Press. Part of Dent’s “Series of English Idylls”.
A very good copy with darkening to the top and fore-edges of boards and light foxing to the prelims; a neat ownership written on the front fly leaf and a gift inscription neatly written on the verso of the rear fly leaf. A lovely copy of this wonderful Brock interpretation of Irving's early 19th century Christmas reminiscence. Skilton p.161
Washington Irving, Charles Brock, Dent, Illustrated, Riviere, find binding, English Idylls, Temple Press