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    Two Highly Detailed Fore-Edge Paintings

    [Fore-Edge Paintings]. The British Poets: with the Most Approved Translations of the Greek and Roman Poets... London: J. Sharpe, 1810-1824. Volumes 63-64 and 87-88 for a total of two twelvemo volumes. Illustrated. Bound in contemporary full dark blue straight-grain morocco, boards elaborately ruled in gilt and blind, spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, three raised bands. Gilt board edges, lavender endleaves. One volume with a highly detailed and colorful fore-edge painting of families outside a beautiful country church, the other volume with a detailed scene from Ancient Rome. Light rubbing to bindings, else fine. Each volume with the bookplate of John Wild.


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    Eighteenth edition. Octavo. 715, [1, blank], [vi], 44 pages. With nine maps inserted throughout (lacking the General Map facing the title-page). Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards. Rebacked to style in modern brown calf, spine ruled in gilt with burgundy gilt morocco lettering label, new endleaves. Some wear to boards, title-page reinforced at margins. Still a good copy of an essential handbook for all coach drivers and travelers.



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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    8th Wednesday
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