Edinburgh: Banks & Co., n.d. [ca. 1880]. Oblong 8vo., unpaged, illustrated title page, 16 engraved plates. Gilt and blind-stamped cloth, a.e.g. Dark splatter stains to cloth, short tear to cloth at the rear joint, dampstain to blank corner of the leaves, not affecting the engravings. A good copy. Item #28916
A book of engravings by a firm established in 1826, from plates made by William Banks, founder. The firm originally specialized in wine labels, books and security work and continues in these areas. William Banks and Son flourished in Edinburgh ca. 1858-1890. A variant of a work of the same title with 26 engraved plates.