PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGES OF GREAT BRITAIN. ENGRAVED FROM AUTHENTIC PICTURES IN THE GALLERIES OF THE NOBILITY AND THE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF THEIR LIVES AND ACTIONS .

Lodge, Edmund:

Published by London: Printed [at the Shakespeare Press] for Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823 - 1834., 1834
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Twelve volumes. Royal quarto (31 x 24 cm). Full dark blue- green morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g., ribbon markers, by Hayday. A bit of rubbing to extremities and shelfwear to fore- tips, a few small surface scrapes; bookplate, single stamp and pencil donation inscription in each volume of a Cathedral Library, single small bookplate of an earlier library at Chase Side House, small paper manuscript shelf label at toe of each spine, very occasional foxing; generally a very good large-paper set. First quarto editions. Illustrated with 240 fine steel engraved portraits by various hands after Hoppner, Van Dyke, Holbein, Kneller, Lawrence, Gainsborough, Copley and others. In this set, the plates are denoted as being in "Proof" state, printed on tissue (possibly papier chine), mounted to larger sheets. Among the most popular and esteemed works of its genre, reprinted in various formats both in the UK and in North America into the 20th century. Very substantial extra postage. LOWNDES V:1381-2. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 74810

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Title: PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGES OF GREAT...

Publisher: London: Printed [at the Shakespeare Press] for Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823 - 1834.

Publication Date: 1834

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