New York: John W. Lovell Company, 1884. Hardcover. First published in 1855. Numerous text figures in black and white. Blue cloth, octavo, with spine titles in gilt and all edges gilt. Corners bumped frays to head and tail of spine. Name and date on front inside board and address sticker on front endpaper. Some light pencil underlining to about fifteen pages, otherwise clean in tight binding. Good Plus. Item #75452
Comprehensive and interesting history of finger rings which covers history, legends purposes and meanings of the rings. Unlikely that J.R.R. Tolkien did not consult this book.