Title: "Knowledge in a Nutshell"
Publisher: [Bryce, David & Son. Glasgow]. James, G.H. & Co. 48 Old Bailey. London
Publication Date: 1904
Condition: Very Good
Circa 1904. 384,128,477,120, printed pages (slightly age-toned). All edges gilt over red. Previous owner's ink inscription on front free endpaper. 69 x 90mm. Contemporary brown calf with "Knowledge in a Nutshell" on front cover in blind and titles of the books in gilt on spine (some vertical crazing, upper hinge cracked inside and beginning to feel loose, opening slightly at the bottom). Rounded corners. George Henry James & Co were makers of fancy de luxe cases and leather goods at 14,Newgate Street, London EC and, from c.1903, 48 Old Bailey, London. Provenance: William Usher Crookshank, from Johnstounburn, East Lothian -son of Chichester de Windt Crookshank M.P. Garbett, 17. Welsh, 4167. Welsh only locates Bryce edition - James edition unrecorded. All four books have Bryce as the publisher on individual title pages & it is an additional preliminary printed title page that has the James imprint. This is a rare and unrecorded variant imprint of a classic David Bryce publication. Seller Inventory # 5301