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    Richard Steele. The Epistolary Correspondence of Sir Richard Steele - Two Volumes, Bound in One. London: J. Robson and W. Clarke, et al., 1787. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition presumed. Twelvemo. Contains two volumes bound in one volume: Volume the First, Containing Letters To His Second Wife, Mrs. Mary Scurlock, and Her Two Daughters; and Volume the Second, Containing Letters To and From His Friends and Patrons. 518 pages plus ads. "Illustrated with Literary and Historical Anecdotes by John Nichols." Steele's engraved portrait on title page.

    Full tree calf with gilt titles and decorations. Marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed and worn; spine ends chipped. Discreet bookstore sticker to front pastedown. Generally, very good condition. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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