[Fore-Edge Painting]. Thomas Babington Macaulay.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description[Fore-Edge Painting]. Thomas Babington Macaulay. Lays of Ancient Rome. London: 1847. Reprint edition. Quarto. 210 pages. Full-page and in-text illustrations; head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary red morocco over beveled boards, five raised panels at spine, spine and boards decoratively stamped in gilt with gilt fillet decorations and inside dentelles; all text block edges trimmed and gilt; marbled endpapers. Fairly mild wear to spine ends, bands, and joints; minor scratching to boards; light edge wear. Front hinge just starting to crack, but still sound. Foxing scattered throughout interior; previous owner inking at recto of front flyleaf. Very good. With bright, full-color fore-edge painting, a city view of Rome.
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