The Prince's Story Book
Author: George Laurence Gomme
Illustrator: HS Banks
[GOMME, George Laurence]. The Prince’s Story Book. Being Historical Stories Collected out of English Romantic Literature in Illustration of the Reigns of English Monarchs from the Conquest to Victoria. Edited with an Introduction by George Laurence Gomme. Illustrated by H S Banks. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co, 1899. 12mo, xx 392pp + 16 advts. Green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. 24 b&w plates with tissue guards. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, front free endpaper slightly discolored, hinge cracked but still tight, minute traces of foxing, else a clean, tight, surprisingly bright copy.
First edition. A collection of 27 tales from the great romances of English literature set during the reigns of 27 English Monarchs – from Harold to Victoria – wonderfully captured in H.S. Banks’ intricate plates.