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    [Unknown]. Mark Akenside; James Thomson. Pair of Fore-edge Paintings of Bucolic Countryside Landscapes. Edinburgh; London: various publishers, [circa 1802]-1823. Fore-edge artists unknown. Mark Akenside. The Pleasures of Imagination. To which is prefixed a critical essay on the poem by Mrs. Barbauld. London: T. Cadell Jr. & W. Davies, no date [circa 1802]. Fore-edge painting depicting "Cromer Seashore," artist unknown. Small octavo. 159 pages. Illustrated. Full-straight grain red morocco single-ruled in gilt, spine stamped and lettered in gilt, single solid gilt roll to edges. Corners bumped, moderate edgewear, spine somewhat worn, rubbed, minor soiling. Marbled endpapers, pencil notations to endpapers, early ink ownership and gift inscription to front blank recto. All edges gilt; foxed, moderate text block edgewear. Housed in red cloth chemise in red cloth slipcase, slipcase ruled and lettered to spine in gilt. Very good with finely-detailed and well-preserved, though somewhat dulled, fore-edge painting.

    [Together with]: James Thomson. The Seasons. A poem. London: G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1824. "A New Edition." Fore-edge painting depicting a countryside scene with a sailboat on the water and cottages in the background, artist unknown. Ex-libris Zola E. Harvey. 12mo. 276 pages. Full green calf decorated in gilt and blind, spine decorated in gilt with red leather spine labels stamped in gilt and decorative gilt roll to edges. Rebacked with original spine laid down, corners just bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, somewhat rubbed and worn. Marbled endpapers, bookseller's ticket and book label of Zola E. Harvey to front pastedown, hinges reinforced, minor soiling. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges marbled; edges somewhat toned and faded. Very good with charming, though slightly dulled, fore-edge painting. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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