Sunday, 30 June 2013

An Impressive Tome or Two

Here are some pictures of our recently acquired copy of 'Vitalogy", put together and edited by the rather ellusive advocate of Homoeopathy, Edward Harris Ruddock. This is the 1938 edition, which is all 19 books by an assortment of authors, and includes a separate booklet entitled "Private Words to Men and Women - Sex Pamphlet and Beautiful Story of LIFE".

A beautiful, purple velvet covered edition of 'Lives of the saints;: Enriched with fifty-one full-page miniatures, in gold and colours, the text within engraved borders, from ancient books of devotion" by Henri-Leon Camusat de Riancey. Chromolithography at its best..