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GUIDO AND LITA. A Tale of the Riviera by  1845-1914)  9th Duke of Argyll - First edition. - 1875 - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 10587)

GUIDO AND LITA. A Tale of the Riviera

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GUIDO AND LITA. A Tale of the Riviera

by LORNE. THE RIGHT HON. THE MARQUIS OF. (John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, 1845-1914)

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Macmillan and Co. London. 1875. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. (8.3 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with a frontispiece, title page vignette and two other full page mono plates.

Finely bound in late 19th/early 20th century arts and crafts style leather binding of full dark green Morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with three gilt dots. The compartments rule, lettered, and fully decorated with floral devices, all in gilt. Both boards with matching triple ruled borders and decorative floral, dot and ruled line design. Board edges with single gilt ruled lines. Turn-ins decorated with triple ruled lines, dots and floral devices, all in gilt. Plain green endpapers. All edges gilt. A lovely copy of this 19th century poem in a fine, highly attractive, but sadly unsigned by the binder, leather binding.

Lorne was a Liberal politician, son in law of Queen Victoria, through his marriage to Princess Louise, and in 1878 was appointed Governor General of Canada by Disraeli. He wrote several books, including both travel and poetry, combining two of his great loves in this volume.


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GUIDO AND LITA. A Tale of the Riviera
LORNE. THE RIGHT HON. THE MARQUIS OF. (John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, 1845-1914)
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First edition.
Macmillan and Co. London. 1875
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