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    [Fore-Edge Painting]. Viscount Royston [Phillip Yorke]. Cassandra. Translated from the original Greek of Lycophron and illustrated with notes. Cambridge: Printed by R. Watts, 1806. Triptych fore-edge painting depicting 19th century scenes of Leadenhall St., the Thames, and Hungerford Market on the Strand, artist unknown. Quarto. 106 pages. Illustrated with large fold-out table. Contemporary full natural calf elaborately decorated in gilt. Spine elaborately decorated in gilt with four raised bands. Corners bumped and rubbed, heavy edgewear, rear joint starting, front joint previously repaired but starting to split, 0.75-inch loss to head of spine, somewhat rubbed and abraded. Turn-ins decorated in gilt, red moiré silked endpapers; edges of silk somewhat worn, front hinge weak. All edges gilt; ink ownership of William Ormsby Gore (dated 1835) to half-title, light penciled fore-edge labels to front blank, somewhat foxed, toned in gutters, minor soiling. Very good with charming and bright, though somewhat amateur, fore-edge painting.

    William Ormsby Gore (1835) - Randall J. Moskovitz (circa 1990s). From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee

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