London to the Nore by William Lionel Wyllie, Limited Edition de Luxe, 1905
A very attractive copy of the "Edition de Luxe" which was limited to 250 numbered copies signed by W.L. Wyllie, this book is a superb record of the Edwardian Thames illustrated by one of the greatest marine artists of the day.
Wyllie (William L. & Marian A.), London to the Nore, London: A. & C. Black, 1905
Containing 60 colour plates after Wyllie with captioned tissue guards, plus black & white illustrations. Rebound in fine navy blue half morocco leather, the spine with tooled gilt nautical decoration and a red morocco label, quarto (27.6 x 22 cm)
Published when Wyllie and his family were living at Hoo Lodge on the Medway. The text is written by his wife Marian and records a voyage taken by the family from Westminster as far as the "Nore" - the famous anchorage off Sheerness.