1841 Rare book set bound by Morrell ~ A History of the Life of RICHARD COEUR-DE-LION King of England.
Author: James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford James).
Title: A History of the Life of Richard Coeur-De-Lion King of England. In Four Volumes.
Publisher: London, Saunders and Otley, 1841-1849. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 "X 6 ".
Pages: 402, 419, 431, 447 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good half red morocco leather binding finely bound by Morrell Binder (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, upper edges gilt) under a protective removable mylar cover. A beautiful set!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, ex-libris of previous owners on the first endpaper - as shown).
The Books: Beautiful First edition of this complete 4 volumes set bound in a wonderful Morrell binding.The History of the Life of Richard Coeur-De-Lion King of England by George Payne Rainsford James.
The Author: George Payne Rainsford James (9 August 1799 – 9 June 1860), was an English novelist and historical writer, the son of a physician in London. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign.
The Binder: The bookbinding firm Morrell was originally founded by W.T. Morrell in 1861 when he acquired the workshop of Charles Lewis at 17 Frith Street, Soho, London. Morrell’s son W.J. Morrell took over the management in 1887 after his father’s death, and subsequently brought his brother John Morrell into partnership. In 1891 an observer noted that W.J. & J. Morrell, at that time employing 50 people, preferred to bind all their work by hand and the gilding and the marbling of both paper and leathers was also done onsite. A specialty for which they were known were bindings in the Roger Payne style, although this firm was also known for its own creative designs.
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1841 Rare book set bound by Morrell ~ A History of the Life of RICHARD COEUR-DE-LION King of England. Price List