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    Martin Frost Fore-edge Painting

    [Fore-edge Painting]. [Martin Frost]. Washington Irving. Bracebridge Hall. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1858.

    Later edition. Octavo. 465 pages. With a fore-edge painting depicting the arrival of a shipload of Irish immigrants to the port of New York, with the Battery and the Junk Keying (first Chinese vessel to visit America) in the distance. Taken from the 1847 original by Samual Waugh.

    Contemporary full brown morocco, ruled and decorated in gilt with gilt inner dentelles. Five raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. All edges gilt. Rubbing and scuffing with mild fading to backstrip. Mildly toned page edges with scattered foxing throughout. Steel engravings by Schmolze. Bookplate from Frost on recto of front free endpaper. Housed in a custom thumbhole slipcase. A very good copy.

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