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Catalogue of Books at Castle Point, Salcombe, South Devon.
Salcombe: c 1928 - 4to, c. 200 leaves printed in feint with red-ruled lines and black headings, completed in mss., in the same hand and with a fine mss. calligraphic title-page in blue, black and red, highlighted and ruled in gilt, the fore-edge with alphabetical tabs printed alternately in red and black, full dark blue morocco gilt extra, the boards panelled with multiple fillets and rules, monogram of the compiler in centre of upper cover, the spine with five raised bands, these and the panels all heavily gilt tooled, inner turn-ins heavily gilt, with marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, some minor rubbing. A fine example of a gentleman's library catalogue. Most of the titles are from the 19th and early 20th centuries, with many illustrated editions of the works of Samuel Butler, Isaac Walton, Gilbert A'Beckett etc., but the library also included a 1539 Amsterdam Bible, a 1662 Book of Common Prayer and a set of first book editions of Dickens in 21 volumes. Illustrated etched bookplate of Castle Point, armorial bookplate of Baron Thomas Brassey and a note to Lady Brassey dated 1887, both laid on to the rear endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB]
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