Our Village

Our Village


Thomson, Hugh


Mary Russell Mitford



[7]-lx, [3], 4-256pp. Contemporary full morocco by Riviere, raised bands, spine in six panels, title and author lettered directly to second panel, remaining panels with central lozenge volute tool and volute corner pieces, covers with central arabesque surrounded by elaborate roll, a double fillet frame, a circle and star roll, another double fillet frame and a dotted roll border, edges with double fillet roll, inner edges with a volute roll border, a double fillet frame with dotted roll between the lines and a rope roll to inner edge, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. 

Slightly rubbed to extremities, small patch of discolouring to upper and lower covers, internally quite bright and clean. One of four hundred and seventy large paper copies, with twelve full page illustrations

Bound by Riviere and Son in 1894, for L.S. Montague (or Montagu), 2nd Baron Swaythling (1869-1927), financier and co-founder of the anti-Zionist League of British Jews

A unique copy of this large paper edition, signed by Thomson to head of title, with the original cloth, the upper panel of the original dust jacket, the spine and upper panel of the original gilt cloth of the standard octavo edition, and the spine and upper panel of the dust jacket for that standard octavo edition, all bound in at the rear






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