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    [Unknown]. Izaak Walton; Alfred Tennyson. Pair of Fishing Themed Fore-Edge Paintings: The Lives of Dr. John Donne... and The Holy Grail and Other Poems. London: Various publishers, 1825-1874. Fore-edge artists unknown. Izaak Walton. The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson. London: John Major, 1825. First edition thus. Fore-edge painting depicting, "Fishing in a Point" after watercolor by Henry Alken, artist unknown. Small quarto. 503, [1] pages. Contemporary full green morocco stamped in gilt and blind, spine decorated in gilt with four raised bands and triple gilt roll to edges. Corners bumped, moderate edgewear, joints starting, spine sunned, somewhat rubbed and soiled. Red endpapers, minor soiling, some worming to front hinge. All edges gilt; somewhat foxed, light pencil notations to front and rear of text block, minor text block edgewear. Very good with charming, bright fore-edge painting.

    [Together with]: Alfred Tennyson. The Holy Grail and Other Poems. London: Henry S. King, 1874. Fore-edge painting depicting "Young Angler's" after art by Miles Birket Foster, artist unknown. Small octavo. 222 pages. Contemporary full green morocco over rounded boards, stamped in gilt and triple ruled in black, spine decorated in gilt and black with 4 raised bands. Minor edgewear, joint just starting, somewhat rubbed. Brown endpapers; somewhat worn, pencil notations to rear pastedown, pencil notations to front free endpaper recto and front blank, bookplate to front blank recto. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges gilt; 1.5 x 2.63 inches clipped from top of title page, minor foxing, minor text block edgewear. Very good with bright, though somewhat worn, fore-edge painting. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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