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    [Samuel Butler, Dryden, Pope, et al.]. Bell's Edition: Poets of Great Britain. London: 1778. 48 (of 109) 12mo vols. Book-shaped case.

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    [Samuel Butler, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, et al.]. Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain. London: John Bell, 1778. Forty-eight (out of an eventual 109) twelvemo volumes. Housed in a beautiful large book-shaped case.

    Each volume with engraved frontispiece, and the first volume of each poet's works with an engraved portrait. Bound in contemporary brown calf. All volumes rebacked in later brown calf, spines ruled in silver and with black cloth gilt lettering labels, gilt board-edges. Mild rubbing, some toning, foxing in text. A fine set in an absolutely beautiful case, designed to resemble two folio brown calf volumes (one thick, one thin, the thin one being the lid, laying next to each other dos a dos.



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