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THE BOOK OF SUN-DIALS.
- Originally compiled by the late Mrs. Alfred Gatty. Now enlarged and re-edited by H. K. F. Eden and Eleanor Lloyd. Pp. xviii+530(last colophon), frontispiece portrait plus 8 plates, numerous text illustrations and figures, appendix, the title page printed in red & black, index; impl. 8vo; tan cloth, lettered and decorated in brown, a trifle soiled, the corners bruised, edges lightly worn, with a couple of short splits to spine extremities and at head of lower joint; armorial bookplate (of Christopher Alexander Markham - see footnote) on upper pastedown and later bookplate on upper free endpaper, the hinges starting, frontispiece loosening, scattered inked marginalia and some pencilled ticks, a little light foxing, offsetting, and occasional slight soiling; George Bell, London, 1900. Fourth edition, re-arranged and enlarged. *Tipped-in before the Preface are two autograph letters from co-editor Horatia K. Eden (who was the daughter of Mrs. Alfred Gatty), to Christopher Markham. The first (6 pages), is dated 26 April 1918; the second (4 pages), is dated 3 March 1908; both refer to sundials. A postcard to Major Markham, advertising another book on sundials, is tipped-in at p. 81. In addition to the marginalia, several handwritten quotations or notes have been tipped-in at pp. 323, 327, 419, and 441; presumably all these are in Major Markham's hand. A relevant newscutting and small catalogue slip for this book are tipped-in at the end. The appendix, On the construction of sun-dials, is by J. Wigham Richardson.
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