Title: Remains of Pagan Saxondom.
Publisher: London, John Russell Smith.
Publication Date: 1855
Book Condition: Very Good
Formerly in the library of George Philip Rigney Pulman (1819-80)-an English antiquary, journalist and writer on fishing. In 1857 Pulman founded Pulman's Weekly News and Advertiser newspapers. Association copy with owner's signature on title page. (9 x 11ins, 225 x 285mm) nicely boound in contemporary half calf, marbled paper covered boards, backstrip gilt ruled, and titled in gilt. Hinges very slightly splitting at top of spine- but the book is holding firm and square. Half-title, vignette title page (Anglo-Saxon Barrows in Greenwich Park), xxviii, 84, with 40 fine plates, printed in colours and hand-finished, drawn and lithographed by J.Basire, grandson of James Basire, mentor to Blake. Some foxing mainly confined to the endpapers, half-title and final leaf of the index. A beautifully illustrated book in very original condition, depicting Jewellery, Pottery, Glassware, decorated Arms, Fibulae, Buckles, Combs, Bronze buckets and Patera, many in bright printed colours by J.Wertheimer in London. Bookseller Inventory # 4205