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.<br />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. <br />xxviii, 1-84 + plates. <br />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.