Fore-Edge Painting of Blenheim Palace and Surrounding Grounds on Edward Young's Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality. (London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington; Otridge and Son; Longman and Rees; Cadell and Davies; Vernor and Hood; J, Mawman; T. Hurst; J. Scatcherd; and J. Hookman by J. Cundee, Printer, 1802), new edition, 359 pages, full leather with gilt titles and decoration on the spine and boards, 8vo (6.25" x 9.5"). All edges gilt. The fore-edge painting depicts five human figures in the foreground set to launch a rowboat into a pond on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, which sits majestically on a hill in the background. The painting is in excellent condition. The book is in about very good condition, with some wear present to the leather on the spine, and some edge wear. A beautiful example of the art of the fore-edge painting.

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