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Art and Antiques from Thailand & South East Asia, and Rare Books

The Pictorial Sunday Book, Dr. John Kitto, c. 1855


The Pictorial Sunday Book, Edited by Dr. John Kitto.

This book combines text articles on a Biblical theme, with an impressive quantity and quality of illustration.

Published by The London Printing and Publishing Company–Limited: London and New York. Undated, but c. 1855. Thirty Second Thousand printing batch.

A fair hardback with leather spine and corners, with raised bands and label to spine. Boards have feathered marble paper. Covers are worn, scuffed and bumped.

First endpaper is split at joint. Previous owner's inscription to first pastedown, partially covered with later owner's bookplate. The text block is bound in itself, but is loose at the front inner joint.

Text pages have faults - some tears and nibbles, paper repairs, particularly near the front. There is some foxing and age toning, but most of the pages are actually in good condition. The illustrations are impressive and bountiful. Creasing to the last 4 text leaves. Imperfect, but impressive.

Text in English.

v + 6 colour maps + 12pp Plates 516pp.

Dimensions: Approximately 355mm high x 263mm wide x 40mm deep.

Weight: A substantial volume - approximately 2.65g (unpacked).