Remains of Pagan Saxondom
London: John Russell Smith, 1855. First Edition. Original green full buckram, with paper label pasted to the spine. Half-title, vignette title page (Anglo-Saxon Barrows in Greenwich Park), xxviii, 84, with 40 fine plates, printed in colours and hand-finished, captioned J.Basire del set sc., grandson of James Basire, mentor to Blake.
Owner's signature of Francis Vine. He was the vicar of Eastington, Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, member of Kent Archaeological society. and author of "Caesar in Kent: an Account of the Landing of Julius Caesar and His Battles With the Ancient Briton" Published in 1888. No doubt this work was an essential reference to him.
xxviii, 1-84 + plates.
300 by 230mm (11¾ by 9 inches).
Condition: The buckram is in good clean condition, but with a couple of small splits to the spine edges. Paper label darkened and a little chipped. Library label to the front pastedown. Intermittent small library stamps throughout. Owner's signature to the half title. Binding is a little shaken, but holding. Intermittent foxing. Overall a nice copy.