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    [Taylor and Hessey, binder]. Edward Young. Night Thoughts. And a paraphrase on part of the Book of Job. With the life of the author. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press by C. Whittingham for Taylor & Hessey, 1812. Fore-edge painting depicting "Westminster Bridge and Westminster Hall," artist unknown. Octavo. 353 pages. Taylor and Hessey binding; full straight grain black morocco decorated in gilt and black, spine decorated in gilt with four raised bands and gilt-lettered black leather spine labels, partial decorative gilt roll to edges and binder's stamp to fore-edge. Corners just bumped, moderate edgewear, spine somewhat rubbed and worn, signs of professional repairs to spine and joints, light 2-inch scratch to upper board. Inner dentelles gilt, brown endpapers, armorial book plate of David Gill to front free pastedown, rear hinge detached, front hinge starting. Penciled notations to front free endpaper verso labeling the fore-edge painting, ink gift inscription to front blank recto, "Eliza Gill / the gift of her attached / and affectionate / Husband / Decem[ber] 3rd, 1812." Internally generally clean, all edges gilt; minor intermittent foxing, minor offsetting to pages 48-49 from flower petal laid in, moderate text block edgewear. Very good with bright, finely-detailed, though somewhat worn, fore-edge painting. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee

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