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The Channel Islands. Painted by Henry B. Wimbush.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904 - Octavo (238 x 160 mm). Contemporary red-brown crushed half morocco by Riviere & Son for the Army and Navy, spine with raised bands gilt with dotted roll, second and third gilt-lettered direct, remaining compartments richly gilt with central Tudor rose within leaf-sprays and a loose semé of dot tools, vellum sides, title gilt to front, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Tips lightly bumped and rubbed, occasional light foxing, plate facing p. 244 (Road to Creux Harbour) slightly rumpled at bottom edge, the image unaffected. A very good copy with bright, attractive plates. Colour frontispiece with tissue-guard and 75 similar plates from watercolours by Wimbush. First edition of this handsomely illustrated account, in a fine binding. "In this volume all that I have attempted is to sketch the history of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, pointing out a few of the many legends and traditions associated with them the storm and stress through which they have battled, some of the remnants of feudalism which they have managed to preserve, and certain conspicuous men and women who once lived in them Mr Wimbush has painted them as they are — bathed in sunshine, radiant with flowers, busy and well-to-do" (Preface). [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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