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    The Works of John Gay in Four Volumes, Bound Uniformly in Tree Calf.

    Volumes I and II:
    Poems on Several Occasions, in Two Volumes. London: W. Strahan, et al., 1775. Two twelvemo volumes. 260; 272 pages. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Bound in full tree calf which is rubbed and heavily worn along edges. Rebacked. Gilt-stamped leather label to spines. Foxing to endpapers and to most pages surrounding illustrations. The first signature of volume I is very loose but not quite detached. Both volumes are ex-library copies with expected markings to spines, pockets to front pastedowns, tipped-in "date due" slip to front free endpapers, and embossed seals to a few preliminary pages. [and:] Volumes III and IV: The Miscellaneous Works, in Two Volumes. London: John Bell, 1773. Two twelvemo volumes. 271; 233 plus publisher's ads in both volumes. Bound in full tree calf, rubbed and heavily worn along edges. Rebacked. Gilt-stamped leather label to spines. Foxing throughout, especially in volume IV of the set. Both ex-library copies, with the expected markings, though fairly unobtrusive. A handsome set of books, in good to very good condition.


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