London: Ellis & Elvey, 1889. 4to (257 x 183 mm). Portrait frontispiece. Beautiful Cosway binding of blue crushed levant morocco, wide-spaced gilt-fillet border with gilt roll-tooled strapwork surrounding a central frame around the miniature by C. B. Currie of Christopher Columbus, under beveled glass, Columbus's name and quotation gilt-stamped beneath the portrait, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, repeated gilt strapwork design in the remaining, gilt-stamped turn-ins, pale blue watered-silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt, by Rivière & Son, gilt-stamped in back doublure "Miniatures by C.B. Currie" and stamped "Bound by Rivière and Son from designs by J.H. Stonehouse". In a green cloth slipcase. Skillful professional restoration of joints, one nick on spine affecting one letter of title. Item #408487
An exceptional miniature by Miss Currie.