Delightful Thames
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£400.00
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. n.d. [c1886].

First edition. 271x217mm. pp. Engraved Frontispiece, 5, [1bl]; followed by 24 leaves printed on one side to form a double page spread. Illustrated throughout with engravings by J[ames].Davis]. Cooper. Original illustrated blue cloth with the title in gilt to upper cover; publishers' device printed in navy blue on lower cover. With the scarce original grey-green dust jacket with flaps (protected by a clear plastic wrapper). The jacket has the same illustration and lettering from the upper cover printed in navy blue. Very minor wear and chipping to the head and foot of spine and to upper corners of the jacket. This is in superb condition and the rare nineteenth dust-jacket is especially good. Internally fine. Each double page contains a poem with images about an aspect of leisurely life of on the "Delightful Thames". There are picnics, tennis parties, regattas and fishing. Among the characters are aesthetes and "rowdies". We are firmly in the world of Three Men in a Boat (published only three years after "Delightful Thames". A beautiful example of a charming book.