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    Works of Hooker with Ribald Fore-edge Paintings

    [Fore-edge Painting]. Isaac Walton. The Works of That Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an Account of His Life and Death. Oxford: At the University Press, 1850.

    Later edition. Two octavo volumes. 630, 840 pages. Each volume contains two fore-edge paintings, ostensibly portraits, but fashioned out of nude female figures.

    Sumptuously bound by White in full blue morocco, ruled and decorated in gilt with floral designs at corners. Five bands with gilt titles and decoration on backstrip. All edges gilt with gilt inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. Mildly rubbed extremities with some light chipping to head of spine of Volume II. Some fading and offsetting to boards. A very good set.


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