London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895,
First Edition. octavo, green cloth stamped in gilt. (xvi), (272)pp. Lawrence and Bullen, Item #28407
An interesting, readable discussion on The Philosophy of Rarity which is illustrated with ornaments and devices taken from works in the author's own collection, chiefly of the sixteenth century. Along with chapters on collecting books that emphasize "lost points of view" from the fourteenth, the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries respectively." Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "From the Author Xmas, 1906". With the bookplate of Humphrey Crofts Powell. Corners, top and bottom of spine bumped, a clean copy.