HANDSOMELY BOUND BY BAYNTUN
MCCARTHY, Justin Huntly. If I Were King. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1901). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, blue and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $450.
First edition of McCarthy's novel of the poet Francois Villon in the time of Louis XI, handsomely bound by Bayntun.
Preceded by McCarthy's play version of the same year; this edition is illustrated with full-page photographic plates of the actors in costume. Bookplate.