1898 Rare First Edition bound by Bayntun - Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books by Tuer.
Author: Andrew White Tuer.
Title: Pages and Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books. Brought together and Introduced to the Reader by Andrew W. Tuer. Four hundred illustrations.
Publisher: London, Leadenhall Press, Ltd., 1898-1899. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 510 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding, finely bound by Bayntun in full dark blue morocco leather with gilt decoration and dentelles, titles in gilt on spine, top edge gilt (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Housed in a very good blue custom cloth-covered slipcase.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean- as shown, original cover bound at the rear of the volume - as shown, signature of a previous owner on the second blank page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 400 illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 350- USD 400)
The book: Rare and attractive First edition of this collection of those Pages and Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books in a beautiful Bayntun binding!
The Binder: George Bayntun (4 August 1873 - September 1940) was an English bookseller, bookbinder, and collector. George Bayntun was born and lived in Bath, Somerset, England where he served a book-binding apprenticeship before starting his own book-binding business in Northumberland Place in 1894. He took on a number of London binders in order to raise the standard of craftsmanship in his own bindery and soon afterward moved the business into larger premises on Walcot Street in Bath. In 1920, he purchased the bindery business of George Gregory, and in 1939, the Bayntun and Rivière binderies were incorporated into a new set of premises on Manvers Street in Bath, from where the business still operates today.
The author: Andrew White Tuer (1838–1900) was a British publisher, writer and printer. Tuer died of pleurisy on 24 February 1900 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery. In its obituary of 5 March, the Pall Mall Gazette wrote: “London publishing is the poorer in high spirits and humor by the death of Mr. Andrew Tuer. In all his doings he was mirthful, and he gave readers several very excellent books.”
The Dictionary of National Biography describes him as an "omnivorous collector", who filled his house in Campden Hill Road Notting Hill with "books, engravings, clocks, china, silver and bric-a-brac of the most varied description".
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