1899 Rare 1stED in a Bayntun Binding - Stories from Old-Fashioned Children's Books by Tuer.
Author: Andrew White Tuer.
Title: Stories from Old-Fashioned Children's Books. Brought together and Introduced to the Reader by Andrew W. Tuer. Adorned with 250 Amusing Cuts.
Publisher: London, Leadenhall Press, Ltd., 1899-1900. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xv-439 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding, finely bound by Bayntun in blue morocco leather, titles in gilt on spine, top edge gilt (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean- as shown, original cover bound at the rear of the volume - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 250 illustrations including one in color.
Estimate: (USD 175 - USD 225)
The book: Rare and attractive First edition of this collection of those Old-Fashioned Children's Books pictures 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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