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    [Edwards of Halifax, presumed]. Thomas Campbell. The Pleasures of Hope. With other poems. Edinburgh: Mundell & Son, et al., 1804. Seventh edition. Seemingly contemporary fore-edge painting depicting bucolic landscape scene of an English estate, artist unknown. Small octavo. 159 pages. Illustrated with four engraved plates. Binding in the style of Edwards of Halifax; Etruscan calf elaborately decorated in black and gilt, featuring palmette and and Greek meader designs, spine decorated in gilt with black, gilt-lettered leather spine label. Corners bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, joints starting, 1-inch abrasion to lower board, rubbed and worn. Inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, rear hinge starting, light penciled inscription to front blank recto, "Blanche Harding / the gift of an / affectionate father / June 12 1856" and ink inscription to the half-title page, "Francis Thornhill / Sep[temb]er 1805 / given to me by Mr. Thornhill." Internally generally clean and tight, all edges gilt; somewhat foxed, moderate wear to gilt on edges. Very good with bright, finely detailed, though somewhat worn, fore-edge painting.

    Francis Thornhill (1805) - Blanche Harding (1856) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date). From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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