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Grant, James (association copy)
Great Exhibition of 1851. Three Volumes
David Bogue, London Fleet St, 1852. A collection of three Volumes about the Great Exhebition, as follows: 1. Two matching volumes in full red leather gilt, gilt as new. Three raised bands. Elaborately decorated spines (see image). Vol. 1 "First Series" 634 pp including 11 pp Index. Vol. 2 "Second Series" 466 pp including 13 pp Index also bound in to rear. All edges gilt. Marbled eps. Inner dentelles. A beautiful unrestored set in pristine condition. Vol. 1 arranged in X11 Subject Chapters. Vol. 11 arranged in X1 Subject Chapters. Discrete ownership stamp "James Grant. Glen-Grant. Rothes". Volume 1 with full page B & W tissue guarded engraving of Prince Albert, credited to F. Say & W. H. Mote. [A note on Provenence: "Glen Grant" is a famous distillery founded in 1840 in Rothes, Speyside. Glen Grant was founded in 1840, by brothers John and James Grant, two former illegal distillers and smugglers who decided to take out a license. This time the distillery was legal. By 1872, the founders of Glen Grant Distillery had died. But young James ‘The Major’ Grant, had always taken a keen interest in the distillery and having inherited the business and the title ‘Glengrant’ from his uncle John Grant, he was to prove himself a worthy successor. Stories about ‘The Major’ abound. A legendary innovator, socialiser and traveller, he lived by his own rules and set his own standards. It is James Grant we have here with his stamp]. 2. "The Art Journal. Illustrated Catalogue. The Industry Of All Nations 1851". 328 pp All original. 27 x 34 cms. Hard bound in full black leather gilt, gilt very b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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