London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1876. Full Leather. First Edition. xiii, , 403 pp. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Gold titling to spine, remaining compartments between bands decorated with gold embossed bridle and horseshoe illustrations. Three gold line borders surround front and rear boards with the same bridle image from the spine embossed in each corner, gold lines on board edges, creasing along hinge of front and rear boards that has lost a small amount of the leather's surface color ; gold line borders to pastedowns with two bridles embossed on foredge corner. Interiors have light staining in first pages, clean within and with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Illustrated with 10 color plates and 3 woodcuts, all have light amounts of foxing. Very Good.
A beautifully executed binding, so appropriate to the subject matter.