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    William Cowper. The Poetical Works of William Cowper - In Three Volumes. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1863. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition. Three twelvemo volumes. xcvi,264; vi,307; xii, 386 pages. Portrait frontispiece.

    Half bound in calf over marbled boards. Gilt-stamped lettering and decorations; labels and raised bands to spines. Endpapers and edges marbled. Leather lightly rubbed and worn; head of spine of volume I lightly chipped. Paper boards rubbed; significant tears to paper on front board of volume I. Each volume has the bookplate of Ulysses S. Grant to front pastedown (from a gift of many books presented to him by the Citizens of Boston, in appreciation to his service to the country). Despite the cosmetic imperfections, a very good set. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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