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Title: The Pearl of Levonby; & Ashfield Priory
Description: Bow Bells, London, John Dicks. 1860. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ill.: David Henry Friston & Frederick Gilbert. Not Dated c1860. 2 titles bound as one. Both titles were originally issued in serial form in 'Reynold's Miscellany'. Both were issued in book form in the series 'Dicks English Novels' (price sixpence) in 1860, 'Red diagonal ribbed cloth with blind ruled borders, bevelled edges and bright Gilt titles, Lemon eps. The Pearl of Levonby' being No.78 and 'Ashfield Priory' No.70. The present combined issue in cloth, though evidently more expensive, is presumably secondary. The Pearl of Levonby with wood engraved frontis by D H Friston and 10 full page illus in text (Friston is noted for Gilbert & Sullivan, plus 1st Sherlock Holmes illus) 126 pages in two columns. Bound with Ashfield Priory with wood engraved frontis by F Gilbert and 13 full page illus in text 118 pages in two columns with advertising list bound between. CONDITION Clean bds with light wear to the spine ends and tips, first free end page with frontis to verso pasted to front pastedown, has been previously owned by a tailoring company with ownership stamps many pages mainly title page, illus and chapter ends, o/w nice and bright pages, book block has brocken in two places due to being bound together, needs some attention o/w tight. Good/N/A.

Keywords: David Henry Friston & Frederick Gilbert

Price: US$ 60.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 14931

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