Illuminated by Esther Faithfull Fleet, Chromolithographed by M.&N. Hanhart 1868, Emily Faithfull, Printer & Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. Victoria Press, Printers Hanover Square. 2nd Edition. Each page is an illumination of a phrase from the Te Deum. There are 29 numbered plates, with notes on each at the back of the book.
Esther Faithfull Fleet (1823–1908), a gifted book illustrator. Her younger sister, Emily Faithfull (1835–1895), was an important social activist, organiser of women’s labour, founder of the Victoria Press.
In good used condition, bound in blue cloth with gold embossed design to front, blind embossing to the back. Bevelled edges to boards, bumped and exposed corners, spine showing wear at hinges, head and tail, but intact and block tight. Gold edges to block. Foxing to end papers, owner's name on fep presumed to be a daughter, as signed Esther F. Cumberlege.