13 cm. xiv, 330; viii, , 318 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, single gilt-ruled covers, flat gilt-lined backs, gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves, bound for Sotheran. Very good. Provenance: R.L.R. With two fore-edge paintings by Martin Frost. Volume I when fanned displays a scene of Westminster Bridge; volume II, a view of Middle Temple. Usually Frost signs vol. I only of the painting in sets, but in this case he signed the painting in vol. II, right side under the tree. Note: There is a lengthy pencil note on the rear free-endpaper from by John Sprague of Sotheranís. The handwriting is clearly his hand. The painting probably dates from about 1988. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 151-3. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Poems. In two volumes. Stereotype edition.
Publisher: Andrew Wilson for J. Johnson, 1808.
Book Description Andrew Wilson for J. Johnson, 1808. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 12mo, pp. xiv, 330 + frontispiece portrait; xviii, 318. Half calf with marbled boards, four raised bands to spine, gilt stamped lettering to chestnut-coloured labels, gilt double ruled. Significant wear, bumped corners. Inner hinges cracked; splits to both front joints, but bindings still holding. Small loss to head of vol. II. Back fep neatly excised in vol. I. POI to title pages, foxing to prelims and text blocks. Occasional pencil scoring to vol. I. Referenced by Russell, 101. A reading copy of 'perhaps the most admired poet at the end of the long eighteenth century' (Russell). Includes a Preface by John Newton. Seller Inventory # ABE-1498659812429
Book Description Andrew Wilson for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Churchyard, London, 1808. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good +. 2 volumes. 13 cm x 7.5 cm, pp. xiv, 330; viii, 318. Portrait frontispiece. Green straight-grained morocco with ornate gilt and blind border, gilt panelled spine with title direct to spine, all edges gilt. Boards slightly scuffed and rubbed, slight rubbing to tips, ink date on verso of front endpaper of Dec. 20th 1814, mild spotting to prelims and end pages, else a very good tight copy in an attractive binding. Size: 24 Mo. Seller Inventory # 26053