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OLIPHANT, [Margaret], Mrs.. The Makers of Venice: doges, conquerors, painters, and men of letters.

London. Macmillan and Co., 1887. First edition.
8vo. xii, 390pp. With a portrait frontispiece, 25 plates, and 21 illustrations in the text by R. R. Holmes. Bound by Riviere in contemporary brown morocco, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Light shelf-wear, spine sunned. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to front blank fly-leaf, occasional light spotting.
A handsomely bound copy of the first edition of Scottish novelist and biographer Margaret Oliphant's (1828-1897) second volume in a sporadic series of authoritative cultural histories presented through biographical sketches on significant cities of the world; beginning with The Makers of Florence in 1876, and followed by books on Edinburgh (1890), Jerusalem (1891), and Rome (1896).

Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929), Conservative politician who held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 23213