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    J[ames] Allanson Picton. Oliver Cromwell. London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1882. First edition. Thick octavo. 516 pages. Riviere style binding in full navy smooth calfskin. Light nicking and scratching to covers, otherwise a fine beautiful copy. In excellent condition.

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    J[ames] Allanson Picton. Oliver Cromwell. London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1882.

    First edition. Thick octavo. 516 pages. Steel engraved portrait frontispiece.

    Finely bound in a Riviere style for Charles E. Lauriat in full navy smooth calfskin, two red gilt lettered leather labels on spine, compartments elaborately decorated in gilt, covers double gilt-ruled, gilt edges and dentelles, all edges gilt. Light nicking and scratching to covers else fine beautiful copy.

    The second edition was published the next year in 1883 with the year on the title page and an added new preface. A relatively uncommon Cromwell biography and a sumptuous binding in excellent condition.



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