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Book of Sundial Mottoes compiled by Alfred H. Hyatt. Philip Wellby. (1903)

A Book of Sundial Mottoes compiled by Alfred H. Hyatt. Introduction by A.M. (Alice Meynell?). Philip Wellby - London. MDCCCCIII (1903). Inscribed to "Annie Wellby from Philip" (Inscribed by the publisher?) 5" x 6 1/2" xvi, 123 pages plus 2 pages ads Hardcover with no dust jacket. Cloth spine with card board covers. Label on the spine is worn with luckily no loss of lettering. 1/4" point worn through on the back of the spine just below the label. Soiling to covers. Foxing to pages just inside the covers, perhaps from moisture. I see very little or no foxing on the pages containg text. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sIH10a

"published by William Rider & Son, Ltd. They had just acquired the Phillip Wellby collection (a famed Victorian era occult publisher)" -
"Rider is a publishing imprint of Ebury Publishing, a Penguin Random House division. The list was started by William Rider & Son in Britain in 1908 when he took over the occult publisher Phillip Wellby." -

However, I find this title was taken by T. N. Foulis, London 1907 based on other listings for this book, as were other titles of Phillip Wellby published 'Garden Lover's' series. - Jon Wobber