HAVERGAL, Frances Ridley. Life Mosaic, The Ministry of Song and Under the Surface. Fifteenth Thousand. With twelve illustrations by The Baroness Helga VON CRAMM. London: James Nisbet & Co. 1882.
(200 x 150 mm) pp. 315. Twelve full color illustrations with tissue guards. Pages ruled with decorative frame, often including a floral or bird motif.
Completely gilt fore-edge. Red cloth binding with striking mountain, flower and author’s name in gilt, with black tree and title. Provenance stamp on front flyleaf (Lizzie Goddard) and written on verso of front fly leaf (E. Ramsay with best wishes from J. C. Barton, Xmas 1882). Small bookshop stamp on front paste down (Hatchards, Picadilly, London) and bindery label on back paste down (Bound by Burn & Co.) Some separation between gatherings, particularly evident between p. 96/97, but binding remains strong. Minor bumping to extremities. Browning to half-title page.
Chromolithographic illustrations of: Mont-Blanc from the Col de Balm / 4 plates with alpine flower arrangements / Lake of Lucerne and Mount Pilatus / Fall of the Handeck by Moonlight / Forest at les Plans / Bernese Oberland with Lake of Lucerne / Sunrise on the Rigi / Sunset on Mont Blanc / Lac de Champé