The Book of Old Sundials and Their Mottoes

Author: Cross, Launcelot
Price: $50.00
Publisher Location: London and Boston
Publisher: T.N. Foulis
Year Published: 1914
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Very good original hardback, a pretty book with paper printed decoration of a pedestal sundial on the covers in red, green, beige, grey and black. A bit chipped at the hinges, but now protected by a clear, mylar dustjacket. Top edge gilt. Inside, a nice essay on sundials, plus a long collection of wonderful mottoes found on old sundials. For example, "Let Others Tell of Storms and Showers, I'll Only Count Your Sunny Hours". And "Trifle Not Your Time's Short". Very clean and tight inside, with no foxing or browning, and no prior owner marks. A tiny tag on the inside back board says, The Times Book Club, London. A fragile cover, so now a scarce book.
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