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Wyon On The Great Seals of England

Item Reference: BKS1401

Wyon On The Great Seals of England

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Wyon, A. The Great Seals of England From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, arranged and Illustrated with Descriptive and Historical Notes, Commenced and the Greater Part Written by the Late Alfred Benjamin Wyon. Printed at the Chiswick Press, London, 1887. Folio, pp. superb autotype plate as frontispiece, title page printed in red and black, dedication page, xviii, 217; 54 splendid plates. Finely engraved head and tail pieces and decorative capitals throughout. Original heavily gilt-decorated covers, bevelled edges, black endpapers, all edges gilt. A magnificent reference, beautifully produced by the notable Chiswick Press and in fine condition. Some papers and a photograph of a seal loosely inserted. Signed by the author and limited to 300 copies of which this is number 243. Rare thus