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    A Lavishly Extra-Illustrated Edition of Walton's "Lives" from Thomas Zouch's Library

    Isaac Walton. The Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George Herbert; and Dr. Robert Sanderson. With Notes, and the Life of the Author by Thomas Zouch. York: Printed by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman, 1796.

    First Zouch edition. Quarto. 518 pages plus "Directions for Placing the Plates." With eight full-page inserted engraved plates. Extra-illustrated with twenty-four inserted engravings of portraits of notables, including John Milton, Martin Luther, Charles I, and others.

    Contemporary diced Russia with gilt titles and decorations. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Moderate wear to the binding. Light crazing to the spine leather. Corners bumped. Front board detached. Occasional very minor foxing. Bookplates. Generally a very good copy.

    An Autograph Note Signed by Thomas Zouch is mounted to the verso of the front free endpaper. Here, Zouch bequeaths the current volume to Lord Lonsdale, writing: "I desire that the Quarto Edition of / Walton's Lives in the Library, elegantly / bound & gilt, & enriched with Portraits / etc. may be given to Lord Lonsdale as / a trifling token of my very great / regard for him. / Nov. 30, 1815. / T. Z."


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