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Portraits of illustrious personages of Great Britain. With biographical and historical memoirs of their lives and actions . In eight volumes.

Lodge, Edmund.

Published by Henry F. Bohn 1849?50, London, 1849
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Complete set of eight volumes. Each volume consists of 30 biographies, each accompanied by an engraved portrait. 8vo. 8 vols. I: Frontis., viii, [4], 263 pp.; 31 plts. (incl. frontis.) II: [8], 291, [1] pp.; 30 plts. III: [8], 304 pp.; 30 plts. IV: [8], 345, [1] pp.; 30 plts. V: [8], 304 pp.; 30 plts. VI: [8], 303, [1] pp.; 30 plts. VII: [8], 304 pp.; 30 plts. VIII: [8], 305, [1] pp.; 30 plts. Contemporary sheep, spine gilt extra, gilt-lettered "Lodge's Portraits" on spines, gilt-stamped vol. nos. on red leather spine labels, covers with gilt fillet along edges. Ex-library, with bookplate at front pastedowns, charge pocket at rear pastedowns, and white-lettered shelf number on spines. All covers separated, vol. V lacks front cover, vol. VI lacks rear cover. Binding rubbed, with abrasions on edges, leather cracking a little in some places; spines chipped and pulled at head and foot; gilt lettering undamaged except on vols. V and VIII. Marbled endpapers, paper edges stained same pattern as endpapers. Inside, overall clean and free of markings except for some occasional faint offsetting from plates and ink numeral at rear free endpapers. Vol. I with small chip at one corner of frontispiece. Final leaf of vol. attached to (separated) rear cover, half-title attached to (separated) front cover of vol. VIII. Two volumes with chipped front free endpaper and front endpaper with brown tape at hinge. Bookseller Inventory # 16624

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Title: Portraits of illustrious personages of Great...

Publisher: Henry F. Bohn 1849?50, London

Publication Date: 1849

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