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Antiquarian Book, The Arab's Ride to Cairo

Antiquarian Book, The Arab’s Ride to Cairo

The Arab’s Ride to Cairo, A Legend of the Desert written by E.J.White Melville, illustrated and illuminated by Mrs. Wolfe Murray. Published circa. 1855-1857 by Seton & Mackenzie, Edinburgh and Houlston & Stoneman, London. The book is presented in green morocco with  gilt vignette and title writing within a gilt decor border on front and rear covers. The book has 14 card leaves printed on one side only with the text in red and black ink and each page has wide decor borders and pictorial page headers and all pages are edged with gilt. The book measures; 220ml. H.  x  185ml. W. approx.  There is a hand written dedication in black ink at the front of the book which is dated Jan. 26th 1857.  The books condition is;  small scuff marks to front and rear corners, very slight scuffing and scratching to front and rear covers, small amount of foxing to inner pages, the condition of the text and illustrations are still very bright. Shows slight movement in the spine but pages are still attatched well, the book has retained all its protective tissue sheets between the illustrated pages and also bears a printed dedication to Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Gloucester.  (Q.) 010311    (click on picture for larger image)    SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD