STANESBY, Samuel. ~ Aphorisms of the Wise & Good. London: [Thomas Bessent for] Griffith and Barran, .
16mo (138 × 102 mm), pp. , 28, printed throughout in chromolithograph with gold and coloured inks, letterpress text, frontispiece portrait with mounted portrait of Milton (a photographic reproduction of an engraving). On heavy paper/card interleaved with blanks. Original cloth, decoratively gilt. Slightly faded, extremities bumped with minor fraying. Early Christmas gift inscription. A very good copy.
First edition. The frontispiece included a mounted oval collotype print reproducing an engraved portrait of John Milton McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing (2nd ed.), p. 137.