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    Two Nineteenth Century Literary Works & Two Reference Works. Samuel Rogers: Italy, a Poem. (London: T. Cadell and Jennings and Chaplin, 1830), 284 pages, full banded leather with marbled endpapers and gilt lettering on spine and decoration on spine and front board, all edges gilt, 8vo (5.5" x 8"). This copy is good, though the front board together with spine are detached from textblock. Textblock foxed throughout. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Spine sunned and rubbed, and the surface of green leather torn along fore-edge of front board and edges of back board.

    Elizabeth Gaskell: The Moorland Cottage (London: Chapman and Hall, 1850), 182 pages, rebound in full banded leather with marbled endpapers and gilt lettering and decoration on spine and boards, original wrappers bound in, all textblock edges gilt, 16mo (4" x 6.5"). The copy is very good, with corners lightly rubbed, spine sunned and rubbed, back edge of spine cracked, back board sunned with .25" scratch, front board lightly sunned with 1" scratch. Textblock fairly free of foxing, and small residue from removed bookplate on front pastedown.

    Reverend Alexander Dyce: Specimens of British Poetesses. (London: T. Rodd, 1827), 446 pages, full leather with marbled endpapers and textblock edges, 12mo (5" x 7.5"). Copy is good, with some edges rubbed, especially top edge of backboard near which a .25" x .625" piece of surface layer is chipped out. Surface also chipped along fore edge of front board. Textblock is extremely bright and clean.

    Finden: Gallery of the Graces: a Series of Portrait Illustrations of British Poets. (London: Charles Tilt, 1834), full banded leather with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and boards, all edges gilt, 8vo (6.25" x 9.25"). This copy is good, with spine and edges rubbed, boards stained and soiled. Textblock shows foxing limited to plates and facing leaves, and endpapers. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. From the Betty Bennett Collection.


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