FIRST EDITION OF RAMBLES ROUND ETON AND HARROW, 1882, HANDSOMELY BOUND
RIMMER, Alfred. Rambles Round Eton and Harrow. London: Chatto and Windus, 1882. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $450.
First edition of this 19th-century travel guide to two of Britain’s most scenic school towns, with 52 engravings by the author, handsomely bound by Estes & Lauriat.
This travel guide offers insight into the sites and scenery in and surrounding the school towns of Eton and Harrow. The author, Alfred Rimmer, first apprenticed with an architect in Liverpool before eventually turning to writing and drawing later in his life. The engravings in this work reflect his skill as an artist.
A very nearly fine copy.